Predicting new words from newer words: Lexical borrowings in French

  title={Predicting new words from newer words: Lexical borrowings in French},
  author={Paula Chesley and R. H. Baayen},
  • Paula Chesley, R. H. Baayen
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Abstract This study addresses entrenchment into the lexicon of lexical borrowings. We search for all new lexical borrowings in a corpus of French newspaper texts and examine the frequency with which these borrowings reoccur in a second corpus of newspaper texts from about 10 years later. Lexical entrenchment emerges as depending on a variety of factors, including length in syllables, the original language of the borrowing, and also semantic and contextual factors. The dispersion of a word in… CONTINUE READING
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