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Borrowing and Loanwords Found in English and Chinese
A look at how English and Chinese languages borrow words from other languages.
# 141898 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Language (English: Linguistics) , Asian Studies (General) , Linguistics (General)

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This paper refers to Marcel Danesi and others who study phonology in relation to linguistics on loanwords and borrowing between English and Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese are mentioned as examples). The paper discusses the results of loanwords when they are adopted, the borrowing for a purpose, ease, or by acquired habit and the integration of adaptations creating new dialects in some cases.

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"English and the Chinese languages of Mandarin and Cantonese have long histories of borrowing words from other languages as discussed by Marcel Danesi, particularly, in cases of `necessary' loanwords when there is no conceptual equivalent. (2008:133) Other borrowing occurs when a speaker employs a term from a second language to avoid the effort of explaining a meaning. The history of English abounds in adaptations of words borrowed from Latin, French and Greek including the French that was spoken by the Normans who invaded the British Isles from northwestern France in 1066."

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