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.


"Weekdays that are chronologically closer to weekend days will aquire loan words as labels before weekdays in the middle of the seven-day cycle…languages borrow terms for Saturday and Sunday before they borrow a term for any weekday" (536).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of ratiosSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Day Of The WeekIndependentVocabulary
Use Of Loan WordsDependentVocabulary