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Výskumy jazykových kontaktov v časopise Slovenská reč
Research on Language Contacts in the Slovenská reč Journal

Author(s): Martin Ološtiak, Soňa Rešovská
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Jazykovedný ústav Ľudovíta Štúra Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: Slovenská reč; language contacts; Slovak language; adaptation; cross-linguistic comparison

Summary/Abstract: The article presents an overview of texts dealing with contact linguistics in terms of borrowing as a means of enriching the lexicon, adaptation of loanwords, comparative linguistics, etc., published in Slovenská reč, a Slovak linguistics journal, in the course of ninety years of its existence. The authors of the article describe the topic in six main parts. First, a general overview of how contact linguistics was covered during the first twenty years of the journal’s existence is given. Incidentally, purist tendencies were one of the motivating factors for founding the journal in the early 1930s. The article then moves on to the descriptions of texts dedicated to general issues connected with contact linguistics. The main part of the text provides a detailed description of texts dedicated to the adaptation of loanwords on the level of phonology, morphology, word-formation, and orthography. Special attention is also paid to the adaptation of proper nouns, being a significant interest of authors in Slovenská reč since its inception. The article concludes with a summary of texts concerning various unique topics that do not fit into the previous categories such as lexicographic, sociolinguistic and interdisciplinary aspects of borrowing.

  • Issue Year: 87/2022
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 481-500
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovak