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LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE

Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal.

Abstract
The present study focuses on the borrowing of English Lexical Items in Urdu language. English and Urdu languages have been in close contact during the British colonization of the sub-continent. The language contact resulted in borrowing of vocabulary in both languages. The present study focuses on borrowing of English lexical items in Urdu lexicon. For this qualitative study, an approach of content analysis has been utilized. A total of forty-two lexical fields have been adapted from Mohideen (2006), and 1939 borrowed English words in Urdu language have been categorized in these lexical fields. It is found that the highest ratio of borrowing occurred in the lexical category of people/agent/person. It is also concluded that this borrowing happened because of language contact of English and Urdu linguistic communities

Key words: lexical borrowings, loanwords, Urdu lexicon, dictionary, linguistic communities


 
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Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal. LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 879-885. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92


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Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal. LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=78078 [Access: May 31, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92


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Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal. LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 879-885. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal. LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE. JCR. (2021), [cited May 31, 2021]; 8(2): 879-885. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92



Harvard Style

Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal (2021) LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE. JCR, 8 (2), 879-885. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92



Turabian Style

Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal. 2021. LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 879-885. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92



Chicago Style

Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal. "LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 879-885. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal. "LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 879-885. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Ali Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Rashid Hafeez, Faiza Yaqoob, Muhammad Ammar Afzal (2021) LEXICAL BORROWING: A STUDY OF ENGLISH LOANWORDS IN URDU LANGUAGE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 879-885. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.92