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dc.contributor.authorKoch, Harold
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-23T00:23:41Z
dc.date.available2014-07-23T00:23:41Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9941507-0-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/40970
dc.description©2014 Harold Koch
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the 44th Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2013, at the University of Melbourne. All papers in the volume have been double blind peer-reviewed. Volume edited by Lauren Gawne and Jill Vaughan.
dc.descriptionISBN: 978-0-9941507-0-7
dc.description.abstractThis paper summarises the characteristics of loanwords, especially the ways in which they are adapted to the structure of the borrowing language, and surveys the various tests that have been provided in both the general historical linguistics literature and Australianist literature for identifying the fact and direction of borrowing. It then provides a case study of loanwords out of and into the Arandic languages; the other languages involved are especially Warlpiri but to some extent dialects of the Western Desert language. The primary focus is on the phonological adaptation of loanwords between languages whose phonological structure differs especially in the presence vs. absence of initial consonants, in consequence of earlier changes whereby Arandic languages lost all initial consonants. While loanwords out of Arandic add a consonant, it is claimed that loanwords into Arandic include two chronological strata: in one the source consonant was preserved but the other (older) pattern involved truncation of the source consonant. Reasons for this twofold behaviour are presented (in terms of diachronic and contrastive phonology), and the examples of the more radical (older) pattern are individually justified as loanwords, using the criteria discussed earlier in the article.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Melbourneen_US
dc.subjectloanwordsen_US
dc.subjectadaptationen_US
dc.subjectArandicen_US
dc.subjectWarlpirien_US
dc.titleLoanwords between the Arandic languages and their western neighbours: principles of identification and phonological adaptationen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Languages and Linguistics - Conferences
melbourne.affiliation.facultySchool of Languages and Linguistics
melbourne.affiliation.facultyArts
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.locationconferenceUniversity of Melbourneen_US
dc.description.sourcedateconference1/10/2013
dc.description.sourcetitle44th Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2013en_US
melbourne.contributor.authorKoch, Harold
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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