AfBo: a Database of Affix Borrowing, Now Online

Frank Seifart frank_seifart at EVA.MPG.DE
Tue Dec 3 10:26:15 UTC 2013

(sorry for cross-postings)

AfBo, a world-wide survey of affix borrowing, is now published online at:

AfBo comprises descriptions of 101 cases of affix borrowing, i.e. cases where one language borrowed at least one affix from another language, involving a total of 657 borrowed affixes. It includes an online interface with descriptions of borrowed affixes in terms of their forms and functions, examples of combinations of borrowed affixes with native stems, search functions, maps, and over 230 bibliographical references.

The entire database underlying AfBo can be downloaded from the following URL:


Frank Seifart
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics
Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Phone:    +49 (0) 341 35 50 325

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