By Jan Wohlgemuth

The questions as to why such a lot languages seem to have extra hassle borrowing verbs than nouns, and as to the prospective mechanisms and paths through which verbs will be borrowed or the stumbling blocks for verb borrowing, were an issue of curiosity because the overdue nineteenth century. notwithstanding, no actually significant typological learn were undertaken during this box earlier than the current study.

The current paintings is the 1st in-depth cross-linguistic examine on personal loan verbs and the morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic facets of personal loan verb lodging. It applies present methodologies on database administration, quantitative research and typological conventions and it's in keeping with a huge international pattern of information from over four hundred languages and the typological facts from the World Atlas of Language constructions (WALS).

One significant results of the current research is the falsification, on empirical grounds, of long-standing claims that verbs ordinarily are more challenging to borrow than different elements of speech, or that verbs might by no means be borrowed as verbs and continuously wanted a re-verbalization within the borrowing language.

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