A. Katz amnfn at
Fri Mar 18 20:14:41 UTC 2011

Fellow Funknetters,

This discussion concerning whether borrowing leads to versatility reminds 
me to ask: would any of you like me to send you a review copy of my just 
published book "Ping & the Snirkelly People"?

Although it is a story about little girl learning English under total 
immersion, it actually touches on the issue of the morphological opacity 
that afflicts native speakers of English because they have been blinded to 
derivational morphology by a language that is full of borrowing.

The main character, because she comes from a language where lexemes are 
largely morphologically transparent, can understand the morphology of 
English better than her native speaker classmates.

If you would like to review the book, email me your address and I will 
send it.



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