Naming the days of the week: a cross-language study of lexical acculturation

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 30 Published In Pages: 536-550
By Brown, Cecil H.


This paper provides a linguistic study of the effect of lexical acculturation on the names given to days of the week. Findings show that loan words are used most frequently adopted for weekend days, followed by the days of the week that are closest to the weekends, and least frequently adopted for the days in the middle of the seven-day cycle.

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