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New worlds for old words / Mundos nuevos para viejas palabras: The impact of cultured borrowing on the languages of Western Europe / El impacto de los

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New worlds for old words / Mundos nuevos para viejas palabras: The impact of cultured borrowing on the languages of Western Europe / El impacto de los

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"New worlds for old words / Mundos nuevos para viejas palabras" is a collection of chapters on the theme of lexical borrowing in the languages of Western Europe with particular focus on borrowing from Latin, or from Greek via Latin, into Spanish. Such cultured, or "learn d" borrowing-as it has sometimes been designated-, is an especially intriguing feature of the Romance languages, since they also derive from Latin. It is also of particular interest to historical linguists since it is an example of what has been called "change from above" innovation first evidenced in the written usage of the culturally lite which then diffuses into more general acceptance, with the result that some cultured borrowings (e.g. problem/problema, social, program(me)/programa) are now amongst the most common words in the modern languages. Despite their enormous influence on such major languages as English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian, the mechanisms by which these borrowings become established in their host languages have to date been relatively little studied. This book seeks to make a contribution to this question and revive interest in what has become a neglected area of historical linguistics and contains contributions both by internationally respected scholars and new researchers in the field.

This bilingual collection will appeal to academics, scholars, and postgraduate students of Hispanic Studies, Cultural History, and particularly Historical Linguistics and Romance Linguistics.


"New worlds for old words / Mundos nuevos para viejas palabras" es una colecci n sobre los pr stamos l xicos en los idiomas de Europa occidental, centr ndose sobre todo en los pr stamos del lat n, o del griego a trav's del lat n, al espa ol. Los cultismos son un rasgo especialmente interesante de las lenguas romances, ya que ellos mismos proceden del lat n. Tambi n es de gran inter's para la ling stica hist rica dado que es un ejemplo de lo que se conoce como "cambio desde arriba" cambios atestiguados primero en la lengua escrita de la lite cultural que luego comienza a tener un uso m's generalizado, y cuyo resultado es que algunos de estos cultismos (por ejemplo "problema", "social", "programa") se encuentran entre las palabras m's comunes en los idiomas modernos. A pesar de su enorme influencia en lenguas tan importantes como el ingl's, el espa ol, el portugu's, el franc's o el italiano, los mecanismos por los que estos pr stamos se establecen en los idiomas de acogida se han estudiado relativamente poco hasta ahora. Este volumen es una contribuci n a esta cuesti n y su objetivo es reavivar el inter's en lo que se ha convertido en un rea olvidada de la ling stica diacr nica. Se incluyen cap tulos de acad micos conocidos internacionalmente y de investigadores noveles.

Esta colecci n biling e ser de gran utilidad para acad micos, investigadores y alumnos de posgrado en estudios hisp nicos, estudios culturales, y particularmente ling stica hist rica y ling stica de las lenguas romances.

ISBN: 9781648891939

ISBN-10: 9781648891939

Publisher: Vernon Press

Publication Date: 05/17/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/17/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 306

Language: Multiple Languages

Categories

Linguistics - Historical & Comparative

Lexicography