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By Jan Wohlgemuth

The questions as to why so much languages seem to have extra hassle borrowing verbs than nouns, and as to the potential mechanisms and paths through which verbs might be borrowed or the hindrances for verb borrowing, were a subject matter of curiosity because the overdue nineteenth century. in spite of the fact that, no really monstrous typological learn were undertaken during this box earlier than the current study.

The current paintings is the 1st in-depth cross-linguistic learn on mortgage verbs and the morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic elements of personal loan verb lodging. It applies present methodologies on database administration, quantitative research and typological conventions and it truly is in response to a extensive international pattern of knowledge from over four hundred languages and the typological information from the World Atlas of Language buildings (WALS).

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

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