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The Interaction of Borrowing and Word Formation

Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panocová


When a new name is necessary for a concept, word formation and borrowing are possible ways to produce one. As such, they are in competition for the creation of neologisms. However, borrowings can also interact with existing word formation rules. The reanalysis of a borrowing can result in its attribution to an existing word formation rule. The reanalysis of a number of formally similar borrowings can even result in a new word formation rule. Word formation and borrowing both have an inherently diachronic component to them. Historically, Latin was an important source language for borrowing. The ... More

Keywords: neologism, word formation rule, borrowing, reanalysis, neoclassical word formation, internationalisms, anglicisms

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474448208
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pius ten Hacken, editor

Renáta Panocová, editor
Pavel Jozef Safárik University

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1 Word Formation, Borrowing and their Interaction

Pius Ten Hacken and Renáta Panocová

Part I Compounding

2 Compounding and Contact

Brian D. Joseph

Part II Affixation

Part III Naming in Minority Languages