Borrowing : loanwords in the speech community and in the grammar
Grammar, Comparative and general Language and languages Languages in contact
Oxford University Press 2017EISBN 9780190256401
This work focuses on the process of lexical borrowing: how bilinguals introduce and adapt foreign items into recipient-language grammatical structure; how these forms diffuse across speakers and communities; how long they persist in real time; and whether they change over the duration. Building on more than three decades of original research, Shana Poplack demystifies the phenomenon of borrowing as practiced by bilinguals in the context of their speech communities.