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The Role Of Semantic Borrowing In The Formation Of Economic Terms


  • GREAVU Arina

    (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania)


Specialized terms can result from a number of semantic processes (e.g. meaning extension, meaning narrowing, meaning transfer), which affect words from the general vocabulary. In their turn, these processes can be language internal and take place in the absence of any influence from the outside, or can be triggered by the importation of new things, ideas, etc from another culture and the contact with the language of this culture. The present paper analyses the way in which the worldwide influence English is exerting today has led to the creation of new words in the Romanian vocabulary of business and economics. Our sole focus of attention is constituted by semantic borrowing, or the importation of foreign meanings in the absence of any formal transfers between the two languages involved.

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  • GREAVU Arina, 2014. "The Role Of Semantic Borrowing In The Formation Of Economic Terms," Studies in Business and Economics, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 9(3), pages 43-49, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:journl:v:9:y:2014:i:3:p:43-49

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