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¿Nos hacemos un/una selfie con la/el tablet? Cross-linguistic lexical influence, gender assignment and linguistic policy in Spanish

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One of the immediate consequences of cross-linguistic lexical influence in languages that have an explicit gender system is the need to assign a gender to newly borrowed terms. In this paper, we analyze gender assignment in two recent technology-related borrowings in Spanish, ‘tablet’ and ‘selfie’, paying particular attention to the morphological, phonological and semantic factors that play a role in this process. We explain how these two words have been adopted and adapted by the Spanish lan...

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Peer reviewed
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10.4067/S0718-09342019000100077

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty; Spanish
ORCID:
0000-0003-3856-3637
Salazar, D More by this author
Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation More from this funder
Publisher:
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso Publisher's website
Journal:
Revista Signos Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
99
Pages:
77-108
Publication date:
2018-09-13
Acceptance date:
2018-05-28
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EISSN:
0718-0934
ISSN:
0035-0451
Pubs id:
pubs:864273
URN:
uri:8140635b-ce08-49e9-bc1c-390031ba1eb8
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uuid:8140635b-ce08-49e9-bc1c-390031ba1eb8
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pubs:864273

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