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Published: 16 November 2017

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190256388

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Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar

Shana Poplack

  • Features systematic scrutiny of the actual spontaneous speech behavior of hundreds of bilingual individuals in the context of their bilingual speech communities, including analysis of tens of thousands of tokens of spontaneously produced borrowed words
  • Showcases French-English mixing, and validates the results on a dozen other language pairs, ensuring their broad applicability
  • Demonstrates that integration, the major mechanism underlying borrowing, is universal