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English Loanwords

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Author(s): Ahmad Atawneh
  1. English loanwords in Arabic Borrowing is a natural product of language contact between two communities using different languages. It happens in situations of colonization or when one language fills lexical gaps with words available in another language. It may also take place for reasons of prestige and may appear in the form of calques. The degree of borrowing depends on the intensity and length of time of contact (Thomason and Kaufman 1988:65–109, 215–228). In the case of borrowing from English into Arabic it should be remembered that the British …
Date: 2018-04-01