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The English Noun - Loans Gender Adjustment to the Romanian Morphological System


  • Cristina Athu


  • Alexandra Moraru

    () ("Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University)


Most English loans are nouns and their morphological adaptation is achieved in the sense required by the inflected organization of Romanian language; In some cases, the adopted forms of assimilation also depend on the peculiarities of the grammatical structure of the language of origin. The classification and assimilation of English nouns by Romanian raise issues concerning gender and number categories. Lack of gender differences in the flexion is the characteristic that makes the classification of English in Romanian rather difficult.

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  • Cristina Athu & Alexandra Moraru, 2013. "The English Noun - Loans Gender Adjustment to the Romanian Morphological System," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 5(3), pages 157-159, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:5:y:2013:i:3:p:157-159

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    Gender; flexional; semantics; animate vs.inanimate;

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    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing


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