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    STUDIA PHILOLOGIA - Issue no. 4 / 2005  
         
  Article:   ITALIAN LOANWORDS IN THE ENGLISH LEXICON.

Authors:  DORIN CHIRA.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  The Italian influence on the English lexicon is, undoubtedly, the greatest after French and Latin. The vocabularies of music, literature, or painting have benefited most from Italian during the last four centuries; the earliest borrowings belonged to commercial or military fields.  
         
     
         
         
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