- Author : Manfred Görlach
- Release Date : 01 January 2003
- Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
- Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
- Pages : 188 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9789027223319
Download or read book entitled English Words Abroad by author: Manfred Görlach which was release on 01 January 2003 and published by John Benjamins Publishing with total page 188 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. English Words Abroad summarizes the methods developed for the innovative multilingual Dictionary of European Anglicisms (Görlach 2001, OUP) which combines data on English loanwords in sixteen European languages (four each for Germanic, Slavic, Romance and others). This summary allows us to quantify for the first time the extent of the lexical impact of loanwords on individual languages and cultures. The author discusses the elicitation of data from informants with a high linguistic awareness; criteria for inclusion; problems of integration on graphemic, phonological, morphological and semantic/stylistic levels; and speakers' reactions (purism, language, legislation). He then explores the possibilities of applying these methods to dictionaries of gallicisms and germanisms. The book includes a survey of the most recent dictionaries of anglicisms in European languages.