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Borrowed Words A History of Loanwords in English

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Pub. Date:
4/1/2014
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Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Philip Durkin, Oxford University Press

Philip Durkin is Principal Etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary. His Oxford Guide to Etymology (2009; paperback edition 2011) has become the standard work in the field.

Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction
1. Introducing Concepts
2. Introducing the Data
Part II: Early COntacts in Continental Europe and Britain
3. Historical and Cultural Background to c. 1150
4. Very Early Borrowings into Germanic
5. Old English in Contact with Celtic
Part III: Old English and Proto-Old English in Contact with latin
Introduction to Part III
6. An Overview of Latin Loanwords in Old English
7. Interrogating the Data from Chapter 6
8. Methodologies: sound change; word geography; loanwords versus semantic borrowing
Conclusions to Part III
Part IV: Scandinavian Influence
Introduction to Part IV
9. Introduction to Scandinavian Loanwords in English
10. Identifying Scandinavian Borrowings, and Assessing their Impact
Conclusions to Part IV
Part V: Borrowing from French and Latin in Middle English
Introduction to Part V
11. Exploring the Contact Situation and Identifying Loans
12. Quantifying French and Latin Contributions to Middle English
13. Example Passages from English and Multilingual Texts
Conclusions to Part V
Part VI: Loanwords into English after 1500; how Borrowing has Affected the Lexicon
Introduction to Part VI
14. Borrowing from Latin and French after 1500
15. Loanwords from Other Languages: test cases
16. Long-term Effects of Loanwords on the Shape of the English Lexicon
17. General Conclusions and Pointers for Further Investigation
References
Index


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