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Author Zuckermann, Ghil'ad.

Title Language contact and lexical enrichment in Israeli Hebrew / Ghil'ad Zuckermann.

Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2003.


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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in language history and language change
Palgrave studies in language history and language change.
Contents New Perspectives on Lexical Enrichment -- The Case of Israeli: Multisourced Neologization (MSN) as an Ideal Technique for Lexical Enrichment -- Addition of Sememe Versus Introduction of Lexeme -- MSN in Various Terminological Areas -- Sociolinguistic Analysis: Attitudes Towards MSN in 'Reinvented Languages' -- The Source Languages -- Statistical Analysis -- Conclusions and Theoretical Implications -- Appendix: Transcription, Transliteration and Translation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-286) and index.
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 detailed and rigorous 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 and the tension between linguistic creativity and the preservation of a distinct language identity. At the beginning of the third millennium, our world is characterized by worldwide communication and vast distribution of technological and talknological devices. The mobility of the word respects no borders and the extent of that mobility may not be paralleled even in future (less heterogeneous) generations. The study of the modes and dynamics of language contact could hardly be more timely.
Subject Hebrew language -- Lexicology.
Hebrew language -- Etymology.
Hebrew language -- New words.
Hebrew language -- Foreign elements.
Language revival.
Historical lexicology.
Language and languages -- Foreign elements.
Languages in contact.
ISBN 9781403938695 (electronic bk.)
1403938695 (electronic bk.)