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Onysko, Alexander and Esme Winter-Froemel. 2011. Necessary loans – luxury loans? Exploring the pragmatic dimension of borrowing. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (6) : 1550–1567.
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Deconstructing the notions of necessary and luxury loans, and presenting a new set of terms rooted in rhetorical tradition, this study categorizes loans as catachrestic and non-catachrestic. This pragmatic framework is tested on about 100 very frequent anglicisms in German.