Quantifying Phonetic Adaptations of Russian Loanwords in Dolgan


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Stachowskı K.

STUDIA LINGUISTICA UNIVERSITATIS IAGELLONICAE CRACOVIENSIS, vol.127, pp.101-177, 2010 (Scopus)

Abstract

The article presents a – to the best of the author’s knowledge – new method of preparing data for quantification of loanword adaptation, together with two of its possible uses. The method is particularly fit for poorly investigated languages where a great deal of data, especially socio-linguistic, are missing. It is illustrated with the example of Russian loanwords in Dolgan. The result is an attempt to measure the commonness and meaningfulness of adaptations, and an index of loanword nativization.