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Diversifikation der Fremd- und Lehnwörter im Türkischen

Sağlam (2004) investigates the influence of foreign words on Turkish, presenting the extent of borowings from different source languages, known as the "etymological spectrum". The spectrum is considered to be the result of a diversification process. The present paper demonstrates that the etymological spectrum of Turkish abides by a general model that Altmann (1993) deduced for any linguistic rank…