Punjabi and Urdu

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This paper investigates the phenomenon of borrowing of the kinship terms from one language to another. The languages under inquiry are Punjabi and Urdu in an area where both the languages are spoken as the major languages. It is natural for languages to adopt words from other languages due to their contact with each other.

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kinshipKinshipTable Of Contents:DefinitionAbstractIntroductionObjectivesPunjabi LanguageKinship Terminology in Punjabi and UrduTable 1:Urdu and Punjabi Kinship TermsPopulationProcedureResults and Analysis of DataTable 2:Results of QuestionnaireDiscussionConclusionReferencesDefinition:Kinship can be define as:1.relation or connection by blood, marriage or adoption2.relation or connection by nature or character3.the state of having common characteristics or a common origin Abstract:This paper investigates the phenomenon of borrowing of the kinship terms from one language to another. The languages under inquiry are Punjabi and Urdu in an area where both the languages are spoken as the major languages. It is natural for languages to adopt words from other languages due to their contact with each other. The paper explores the contact situation of Urdu and Punjabi with particular focus on the phenomenon of the borrowing of the kinship terms. In order to investigate the matter quantitatively ten subjects were selected, whose first language (L1) was Punjabi. A questionnaire was made containing kinship terms of Urdu language and the subject knowledge of the Punjabi kinship terms was checked. In a community where the speakers are bilinguals with Punjabi and Urdu languages, the study shows that Urdu kinship terms are preferred over Punjabi kinship terms to such an extent that the speakers use Urdu kinship terms even whe

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