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dc.contributor.authorBletzer, Keith V.
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-07T19:49:42Z
dc.date.available2008-12-07T19:49:42Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citationBletzer, Keith V. (1987).Word borrowing and word play among Ngawbere (Panama). -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.18, p.32-46.en
dc.identifier.issn0047-3928
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/1796
dc.description.abstractThe present paper is concerned with the phenomenon of word borrowing among Ngawbere (speakers of Ngawbere). More specifically, the paper emphasizes the phoneticization as well as the semanticization of loan words into ngawbere from Spanish and English. Whereas the process of phoneticization is constrained by phonological transformations (nasalization, voicing, de-voicing), the process of semanticization that occurs in word borrowing is abetted by sociocultural processes. Three examples of word borrowing and two examples of word play are presented.en
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dc.languageEnglish (United States)en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherLambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLAJen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.18en
dc.subjectPanamaen
dc.subjectNgawbereen
dc.subjectWorden
dc.subjectLanguageen
dc.subjectBorrowingen
dc.subjectWord playen
dc.subjectPhoneticsen
dc.subjectBorrowed wordsen
dc.subjectBorrowed languageen
dc.titleWord borrowing and word play among Ngawbere (Panama).en
dc.typeArticleen


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