|Title||Variations dans l’usage des mots d’origine française en bulgare moderne|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1982|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
|Keywords||Contrastive Studies; съпоставителни изследвания|
The article is part of a more detailed study on the role of the lexemes of French origin in Bulgarian. It is based on a comparison made between the first and the latest editions of Dictionary of Foreign Words in Bulgarian (1958 and 1978). The corpus contains 1537 terms excerpted from the 1958 edition and 1578 terms excerpted from the 1978 edition. The thematic fields to which these words belong and their influence on Bulgarian speakers are analysed. It is pointed out that many of these words are actually loan-words in French. In some cases the two editions of the dictionary give the etymology in a different manner.