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Author Zuckermann, Ghil'ad.

Title Language contact and lexical enrichment in Israeli Hebrew / Ghilʻad Zuckermann.

Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  492.43028 ZUCK    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. New Perspectives on Lexical Enrichment -- 2. The Case of Israeli: Multisourced Neologization (MSN) as an Ideal Technique for Lexical Enrichment -- 3. Addition of Sememe versus Introduction of Lexeme -- 4. MSN in Various Terminological Areas -- 5. Sociolinguistic Analysis: Attitudes Towards MSN in 'Reinvented Languages' -- 6. The Source Languages -- 7. Statistical Analysis -- 8. Conclusions and Theoretical Implications.
Summary "Israeli Hebrew is a spoken language, 'reinvented' over the course of the twentieth century. It has responded to the social demands of the newly emerging state, as well as to escalating globalization, with a vigorously developing lexicon, enriched by multiple foreign language contact. In this study, the author provides a principled classification of neologisms, their semantic fields and the roles of source languages, along with a sociolinguistic study of purists' and ordinary native speakers' attitudes towards lexical enrichment. His analysis of the tension between linguistic creativity and the preservation of a distinct language identity takes the discussion beyond the case of Israel, through innovative comparisons with other languages."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Hebrew language -- Lexicology.
Hebrew language -- Etymology.
ISBN 140391723X (cloth)