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Purposes of Loanwords
A discussion on loanwords in the English language.
# 142073 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Language (English: Linguistics) , Linguistics (General)


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The paper relates that the practice of borrowing refers to adopting words from another language. The paper looks at how Cannon (134) defines borrowing as "the transfer of language elements, usually in altered form and sometimes translated, in toto or in part, from one language to another." The paper explains that the words borrowed are known as loanwords, every language has borrowed from other languages and the process of borrowing involves a long and complex evolution before the word is finally adapted as part of English usage. The paper posits that if loanwords from removed from the English language, the depletion would cause English to be seriously impoverished.

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"The practice of borrowing refers to adopting words from another language. Cannon (134) define borrowing as "the transfer of language elements, usually in altered form and sometimes translated, in toto or in part, from one language to another. The words borrowed are known as loanwords. Every language has borrowed from other languages and the process of borrowing involves a long and complex evolution before the word is finally adapted as part of English usage. If loanwords from removed from the English language, the depletion would cause English to be seriously impoverished. Loanwords are often are expedient; borrowing "happens more frequently than...""

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