Core borrowing

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In Carol Myers-Scotton's work, a core borrowing is a loanword that was adopted despite the fact that a word for the concept already exists in the recipient language.

  • "Core borrowings are words that duplicate elements that the recipient language already has in its word store...Then why are they borrowed? One answer is cultural pressure..." (Myers-Scotton 2006:215)


  • Carol Myers-Scotton. 2006. Multiple voices: an introduction to bilingualism. Malden, MA: Blackwell.