Bradley Taylor

List of John Benjamins publications for which Bradley Taylor plays a role.

Articles

Tadmor, Uri, Martin Haspelmath and Bradley Taylor. 2012. Borrowability and the notion of basic vocabulary. Quantitative Approaches to Linguistic Diversity: Commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh, Wichmann, Søren and Anthony P. Grant (eds.), pp. 35–55
This paper reports on a collaborative quantitative study of loanwords in 41 languages, aimed at identifying meanings and groups of meanings that are borrowing-resistant. We find that nouns are more borrowable than adjectives or verbs, that content words are more borrowable than function words, and… read more | Article
Tadmor, Uri, Martin Haspelmath and Bradley Taylor. 2010. Borrowability and the notion of basic vocabulary. Quantitative Approaches to Linguistic Diversity: Commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh, Wichmann, Søren and Anthony P. Grant (eds.), pp. 226–246
This paper reports on a collaborative quantitative study of loanwords in 41 languages, aimed at identifying meanings and groups of meanings that are borrowing-resistant. We find that nouns are more borrowable than adjectives or verbs, that content words are more borrowable than function words, and… read more | Article