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Nauji naujųjų skolinių norminimo klausimai
New issues in standardising new borrowings

Author(s): Loreta Vaicekauskienė
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Language standardisation; borrowing; loanword; codification; prescriptive and descriptive methods

Summary/Abstract: The paper sets out to examine measures which have been approved by the State Lithuanian Language Commission to standardise borrowings since 1998 (lists of unacceptable loanwords). The article also introduces principles of standardising new loanwords (adopted in 2007) and demonstrates the methodology of storing representative data of the usage of borrowings. The paper also gives illustrations from the new databank of loanwords used in written discourse in 1998-2008. It thus aims to demonstrate that the quality of standardisation could be improved by combining prescriptive and descriptive methods: to avoid being too prescriptive and promote access and dissemination of codified variants to the user.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 81
  • Page Range: 65-79
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Lithuanian