The borrowed lexis in Daujėnai land

Aurelija Gritėnienė

The borrowed lexis in the Daujėnai subdialect has not been properly discussed yet. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to review trends in the usage of loanwords and to analyse their origin, semantics and ways of their incorporation into the sub-dialect. The material used in this study has been collected by the author during the summers of 2007 and 2012, as well as the voice records done during the expedition organised by the Versmė Publishers in 2011; moreover, the voice records stored in the Dialect Archive of the Institute of the lithuanian Language have been heard out. The borrowings have been analysed mainly by descriptive, comparative and quantitative methods. Slavisms and Germanisms have been discussed by distinguishing their certain theme groups.