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Author Gardani, Francesco, 1975- author.

Title Borrowing of Inflectional Morphemes in Language Contact / Francesco Gardani.

Published Frankfurt a.M. : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014.


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Edition 1st, New ed.
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes ; 320.
Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes ; 320.
Thesis notes Master Degree.
Contents Contents: Contact-induced language change - Contact-induced morphological change - Problems and predictions - Case studies - Analysis - Definition of inflectional borrowing.
Summary This book is about the borrowing of inflectional morphemes in language contact settings. This phenomenon has at all times seemed to be the most poorly documented aspect of linguistic borrowing. Contact-induced morphological change is not rare in word formation, but exceptional in inflection. This study presents a deductive catalogue of factors conditioning the probability of transfer of inflectional morphology from one language to another and adduces empirical data drawn from Australian languages, Anatolian Greek, the Balkans, Maltese, Welsh, and Arabic. By reference to the most advanced theories of morphology, a thorough analysis of the case studies is provided as well as a definition of inflectional borrowing according to which inflectional borrowing must be distinguished from mere quotation of foreign forms and is acknowledged only when inflectional morphemes are attached to native words of the receiving language.
History notes The Author: Francesco Gardani was born in Casalmaggiore (Italy) in 1975. He was trained in General Linguistics at Vienna University as well as in German and Spanish Philology at the universities of Venice and Münster. He is presently assistant lecturer of linguistics at the Department of Romance Languages at Vienna University. His areas of interest encompass historical linguistics, morphology, contact linguistics, and sociolinguistics and his current research is on the dynamics of productivity of inflectional classes from the diachronic perspective.
Notes Online resource; title from title screen (viewed March 19, 2019)
Standard Number 9783653043730
ISBN 9783653043730