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English Loan Translations in Polish: Word-formation Patterns, Lexicalization, Idiomaticity and Institutionalization

English Loan Translations in Polish: Word-formation Patterns, Lexicalization, Idiomaticity and Institutionalization (Hardback)

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This volume on language contact is a corpus-based descriptive and theoretical study of the Polish translations of English one- and multi-word polymorphemic expressions. The formation of loan translations is unique among strategies in lexical development as it involves three processes: borrowing, word-formation and semantic change. The study explores morphosyntactic, semantic and extralinguistic issues in the context of set expressions that are loan translated from a foreign language. It offers a typology of loan translations, loan identification criteria as well as a dictionary of over 500 loan translations from the English language.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsHistorical & comparative linguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsLexicography Publisher: Peter Lang AG Publication Date: 16/09/2015 ISBN-13: 9783631663608  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alicja Witalisz is a Lecturer of English Linguistics at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland. Her field of research is language contact. She publishes on linguistic borrowing from English and specializes in covert borrowing.

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