Japan's Built-in Lexicon of English-based Loanwords

Japan's Built-in Lexicon of English-based Loanwords

Throughout the world, the mother tongue fundamentally affects second language acquisition. Japanese contains thousands of loanwords, many based on the most useful types of English vocabulary. This book examines gairaigo -- Western loanwords in Japanese -- and its effect on L2 English acquisition. The first part introduces Japanese lexical borrowing. The second part resolves the “paradox of cognates” and clarifies the effect of gairaigo on English acquisition.… (more)

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Publisher: Multilingual Matters (December 06, 2007)

Collection: Second Language Acquisition

Language: English


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