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The Old Latin GospelsA Study of their Texts and Language$
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Philip Burton

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269885

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198269889.001.0001

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Loan‐Words

Loan‐Words

Chapter:
(p.137) 12 Loan‐Words
Source:
The Old Latin Gospels
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Philip Burton (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198269889.003.0012

An analysis of the use of loan‐words in the Old Latin Gospels, both as a translation feature and as an index of their status in late Latin general. Particular attention is given to the semantic fields in which lexical borrowing is most likely; to the motivation for these loans; and to the degree of assimilation to native Latin phonology and morphology.

Keywords:   assimilation, late Latin, lexical borrowing, loan‐words, Old Latin

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