Your browser has javascript turned off or blocked. This will lead to some parts of our website to not work properly or at all. Turn on javascript for best performance.

The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Prestito di lusso o prestito di necessità, una ricerca sulle parole "appeal", "competitor", "design" e "target" in un corpus italiano.

Author

  • Louise Andréasson

Summary, in English

Language never stops changing, new verbs and words are established all the time. A language sometimes borrows words from other languages, the reasons for why can differ. This essay investigates four English words (appeal, competitor, design, target) that nowadays can be found in Italian. The question is: how are these words used in Italian? The words have been searched for in an Italian corpus and the findings are that the words have more specific meaning in Italian than in English. For instance, "appeal" is used when talking about the appeal of a product but not about the appeal of a person.

Department/s

Publishing year

2013

Language

Italian

Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree

Topic

  • Languages and Literatures

Keywords

  • prestito sinonimia iperonimia iponimia

Supervisor

  • Verner Egerland (Professor)