Loanword Phonology


Yvan Rose


Study of how languages adapt the sound and sound combinations contained in words borrowed from other languages. In this research, I focus more specifically on whether the adaptation is phonological, in the sense of dealing with representational aspects of the borrowed word, or phonetic, in the sense of being an artefact of the borrower’s acoustic perception of the borrowed form.


Selected Publications

  • Rose, Yvan and Katherine Demuth. 2006. Vowel Epenthesis in Loanword Adaptation: Representational and Phonetic Considerations. Lingua 116: 1112-1139.