The Anglicization of European Lexis

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  • Editors: Cristiano Furiassi1, Virginia Pulcini1, and Félix Rodríguez González2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027273635

This volume explores the lexical influence of English on European languages, a topical theme with linguistic and cultural implications. It provides an extensive introductory background to a cross-national view of English-induced lexical borrowing, posing crucial analytical questions such as what counts as an Anglicism. It also offers a typology of borrowings with examples from the languages represented: Armenian, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, and Swedish. The articles in this volume address general and language-specific issues related to the analysis and collection of Anglicisms, extending the scope to the largely unexplored area of phraseology and bringing new insights into corpus-based and corpus-driven methodologies. This volume fits into a well-established and constantly developing research field and will appeal to scholars interested in the spread of English as an international language, contact and contrastive linguistics, lexicology and lexicography, and computer corpus lexicography.

Subjects: English linguistics; Sociolinguistics and Dialectology; Germanic linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Turin; 2: University of Alicante

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