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Language Borrowing and Language Diffusion:* an Overview

  title={Language Borrowing and Language Diffusion:* an Overview},
  author={Bates L. Hoffer},
Perhaps the most frequently encountered product of cultural contact is the set of loanwords that follow from intercultural communication. This "Language Borrowing" section of ICS XI-4 begins with an introduction to some of the major contributions to the linguistic study of the field of language borrowing and a general treatment of some of the latest approaches Part I gives an overview of the scholarly approaches to the topic, primarily those since 1950 but including some of the earlier European… 


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  • E. Stepanyan
  • Philosophy
    European Journal of Marketing and Economics
  • 2018
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