Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Interaction of Borrowing and Word Formation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panocová

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474448208

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448208.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 04 July 2022

Word Formation, Borrowing and their Interaction

Word Formation, Borrowing and their Interaction

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Word Formation, Borrowing and their Interaction
Source:
(p.iii) The Interaction of Borrowing and Word Formation
Author(s):

Pius Ten Hacken

Renáta Panocová

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448208.003.0001

Word formation and borrowing can both be used to create neologisms. Their interaction is a topic that has not been widely discussed, because they have generally been assigned to different domains of linguistics. The study of word formation is usually considered part of the domain of morphology, whereas the study of borrowing has been undertaken partly in lexicography and etymology, partly in sociolinguistics and language policy. Word formation and borrowing are both responses to naming needs. As such they can be in competition. The competition is quite unequal, however, because the two processes operate very differently. Whereas a borrowing is based on an individual expression (typically a word) from another language, word formation is based on the application of rules to existing lexical material. When we consider the origin of a particular word, it is not always straightforward to determine whether the word is the result of borrowing or word formation. In some cases, the two processes may in fact both be involved and the relative contribution of each may vary among speakers.

Keywords:   naming, morphology, lexicography, neologism, word formation, borrowing

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.