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ERIC Number: ED105736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 32
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Borrowing as a Process in the Standardization of Language.
Byron, Janet
This paper suggests that new approaches are needed in the study of language standardization. One such approach is the consideration of standardization in terms of processes, i.e., in terms of series of related events, rather than as a group of unrelated discrete happenings. Borrowing is one recurring feature in language standardization, and in studying language standardization the main task is to determine how the process of borrowing operates on the system that is selected as the base of a standard language, and with what effect. Dialects, foreign languages, writing, translation, and archaic languages are discussed as sources of borrowing. Purism is discussed as a tendency contrary to borrowing. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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