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Those ephemeral Spanish words: the role of Early Modern English travelogues in the recording of Spanish loanwords in contemporary dictionaries

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Presented at Historical Vocabulary session
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In lexical terms, English has always been defined as a permeable language which has borrowed vocabulary for various reasons such as prestige, fashion, trade, cultural influence or the need of naming new elements and concepts. Among European living languages, French and Italian have probably contributed most to the growth of the English lexicon. During the Early Modern English period, however, Spain became a great empire which controlled the trade with the new territories in America and qui...

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University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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