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A cultural borrowing is a loanword that was adopted to express a concept that is new to the recipient language speakers' culture. The term is especially used in Myers-Scotton's work and in work influenced by her.
- "Cultural borrowings are words that fill gaps in the recipient language's store of words because they stand for objects or concepts new to the language's culture." (Myers-Scotton 2006:212)
- Carol Myers-Scotton. 2006. Multiple voices: an introduction to bilingualism. Malden, MA: Blackwell.