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Exploring the contact situation and identifying loans

Philip Durkin

in Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

The main sources of data about the vocabularies of Middle English, French (as used in Britain and on the continent), and Latin are examined, and the limitations of the available data surveyed. This ... More


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Philip Durkin

in Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

A series of extracts from Middle English texts of different dates and types is presented, with commentary on all of the loanwords (from French, Latin, or early Scandinavian) found in each passage. ... More


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