The World Loanword Database, edited by Martin Haspelmath and Uri Tadmor, is a scientific publication by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. It provides vocabularies (mini-dictionaries of about 1000-2000 entries) of 41 languages from around the world, with comprehensive information about the loanword status of each word. It allows users to find loanwords, source words and donor languages in each of the 41 languages, but also makes it easy to compare loanwords across languages.
Each vocabulary was contributed by an expert on the language and its history. An accompanying book has been published by De Gruyter Mouton (Loanwords in the World's Languages: A Comparative Handbook, edited by Martin Haspelmath & Uri Tadmor).
The World Loanword Database consists of vocabularies contributed by 41 different authors or author teams.
The World Loanword Database
|Provider:||Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology|
|Subject Category:||Social Sci. + Humanities|
|Keyword:||Language, Comparative Linguistics|
|Scope:||Max Planck Society|