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Author: Subject: Pohončowa, Anja: International Terms in the Upper Sorbian Literary Language of the Present. An Outline of the Problems
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Pohončowa, Anja: International Terms in the Upper Sorbian Literary Language of the Present. An Outline of the Problems


Lětopis Abstract 2009 1: Pohončowa, Anja: International Terms in the Upper Sorbian Literary Language of the Present. An Outline of the Problems

In Upper Sorbian, as in all other Slavonic languages, an increased tendency towards internationalization of its vocabulary since the second half of the 20th century can be discerned, especially since the 1990s. The author examines the internationalisms registered in the “Deutsch-Obersorbisches Wörterbuch neuer Lexik” (Bautzen 2006) under selected aspects, amongst other things from the point of view of the source languages and their adaptation in the area of word-formation. Internationalisms are for the most part taken as borrowings by Upper Sorbian after the orthography and morphology have been adapted. Some of them are combined with native affixes (e.g. -osć, -nik, -owc), so that sometimes doublets such as eutrofija – eutrofnosć, globalizacija – globalizowanje can be created. While native prefixes can combine perfectly well with foreign lexemes, the combination of foreign prefixes with native bases only happens exceptionally.
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