Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/81598
Type: Conference paper
Title: One name, two parents: The marketing potential of phono-semantic matching in China
Author: Zuckermann, G.
Citation: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Onomastics: Name and Naming, Onomastics in Contemporary Public Space, ICONN2, 2013.
Publisher: EDITURA MEGA
Issue Date: 2013
Conference Name: International Conference on Onomastics: Name and Naming, Onomastics in Contemporary Public Space (2nd : 2013 : Baia Mare, Romania)
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Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Sarah Fleming
Abstract: Phono-Semantic Matching (PSM) is a camouflaged borrowing in which a foreign lexical item is matched with a phonetically and semantically similar pre-existent native word. The neologism resulting from such source of lexical expansion preserves both the meaning and the approximate sound of the reproduced expression in the Source Language (SL) with the help of pre-existent Target Language (TL) elements. This paper analyses the marketing potential of PSM in contemporary China, arguing that PSM provides manipulation of the foreign term and thus controlled nativization of it.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020129053
Description (link): http://onomastica.ubm.ro/en/index.php
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