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By Jan Wohlgemuth

ISBN-10: 3110219336

ISBN-13: 9783110219333

The questions as to why so much languages seem to have extra difficulty borrowing verbs than nouns, and as to the prospective mechanisms and paths during which verbs might be borrowed or the hindrances for verb borrowing, were an issue of curiosity because the past due nineteenth century. despite the fact that, no actually colossal typological examine were undertaken during this box sooner than the current study.

The current paintings is the 1st in-depth cross-linguistic learn on personal loan verbs and the morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic features of mortgage verb lodging. It applies present methodologies on database administration, quantitative research and typological conventions and it truly is in line with a large worldwide pattern of information from over four hundred languages and the typological information from the World Atlas of Language constructions (WALS).

One significant results of the current learn is the falsification, on empirical grounds, of long-standing claims that verbs mostly are tougher to borrow than different components of speech, or that verbs may perhaps by no means be borrowed as verbs and regularly wanted a re-verbalization within the borrowing language.

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