The case of the nonce loan in Tamil

  title={The case of the nonce loan in Tamil},
  author={David Sankoff and Shana Poplack and Swathi M. Vanniarajan},
  journal={Language Variation and Change},
Nonce borrowings in the speech of bilinguals differ from established loanwords in that they are not necessarily recurrent, widespread, or recognized by host language monolinguals. With established loanwords, however, they share the characteristics of morphological and syntactic integration into the host language and consist of single content words or compounds. Furthermore, both types of loanwords differ fro m intrasentential code-switching —alternate sentence fragments in the two languages… 

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