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ERIC Number: ED311708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Pages: 12
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Lexical Borrowing in Modern Icelandic and Syllabic Structure Constraints.
Richter, Gregory C.
An analysis of the nature of the lexical borrowing of Icelandic from American English focuses on the phonological processes occurring in the adoption of American English forms. Background information on borrowing in Icelandic is provided, and a crucial distinction is made between aural borrowing and loanwords from written sources. The role of syllabic structure in the borrowing process is investigated, and it is argued that a syllabic structure constraint regulates the insertion of the minimal consonant /h/. It is further argued that when this constraint applies, consonant length is inferred from vowel length and not vice versa. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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