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Adaptation of Sukuma Loanwords in the Western Dialects of Datooga (Taturu) and its Dialectological Implications

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dc.contributor.author Lusekelo, Amani
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-29T12:54:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-29T12:54:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11810/5697
dc.description.abstract The exchange of linguistic materials between languages which come into contact is indeed reciprocal. The previous accounts of the outcome of contact between Datooga and Sukuma was skewed towards impact of Datooga on Sukuma. Based on ethnolinguistic vitality approach, the Datooga tend to reveal solidarity-related social identity by acquiring their language as a mother tongue. They also reveal prestige-related social identity by acquiring Sukuma language which is the prestigious lingua franca of the Itumba area in Igunga District. Moreover, the Datooga envisaged mechanisms to either isolate out-group members using their ethnonyms. Based on a list of 250 loanwords, this paper highlights the substitutive borrowing of kinship terms and additive borrowing of agricultural terms. The Sukuma loanwords penetrate into the Datooga lexicon. en_US
dc.publisher ETHNOLOGIA ACTUALIS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 19(1);
dc.title Adaptation of Sukuma Loanwords in the Western Dialects of Datooga (Taturu) and its Dialectological Implications en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US


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