Malay loanwords in English: Reasons for its survival, disappearance and revival / Nazima Versay Kudus

Versay Kudus, Nazima (2007) Malay loanwords in English: Reasons for its survival, disappearance and revival / Nazima Versay Kudus. Esteem Academic Journal, 7. pp. 197-205. ISSN 1675-7939

Abstract

Word borrowing is a result of cultural contact between two language communities. With the advent of science and technology, it is inevitable that the Malay language have to borrow words from the English lexicon. The reverse, though, not so aggressively takes place. Most Malay Loanwords in English are socially motivated borrowing or in other words, cultural words pertaining to day-to-day life of the people concerned. The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of the survived words (both with similar meanings and those that change), disappeared words and to suggest avenues to popularise Malay loanwords in English.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Versay Kudus, NazimaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language > Study and teaching
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > Malay language. General works. History
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang
Journal or Publication Title: Esteem Academic Journal
ISSN: 1675-7939
Volume: 7
Page Range: pp. 197-205
Item ID: 14871
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay loanwords ; English lexicon;
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14871

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