Publication details [#58781]

Aktürk-Drake, Memet. 2014. The role of perceptual salience in bilingual speakers’ integration of illicit long segments in loanwords. Lingua 143 : 162–186.
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Language as a subject
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This study explores how bilingual borrowers blend initially long vowels and consonants from Arabic and Swedish loanwords into Turkish in unallowed positions. Both historical corpus and elicitation task data are employed to examine the role of perceptual saliency and the integration strategy choice of adaptation or adoption. High perceptual saliency is required yet not enough for adoption in bilingual borrowing.