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  1. paul, English Words Abroad: Gorlach

Message 1: English Words Abroad: Gorlach

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 09:48:28 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: English Words Abroad: Gorlach

Title: English Words Abroad
Series Title: Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 7
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
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Author: Manfred G�rlach, University of Cologne 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027223319, Pages: xii, 189 pp, Price: EUR 70.00
Hardback: ISBN: 158811435X, Pages: xii, 189 pp, Price: USD 70.00

English Words Abroad summarizes the methods developed for the
innovative multilingual Dictionary of European Anglicisms (G�rlach
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.

Table of contents

List of Figures viii 
List of abbreviations ix 
Foreword x 
Preface xi 
1. A Usage Dictionary of Anglicisms 1 
2. The fleeting vocabulary 29 
3. Report on Progress 45 
4. Etymology: internationalisms, latinisms, and other problems 56 
5. Marginal lexis: quotation words, foreignisms, technical terms, and
 archaisms 64
6. Graphemic and phonetic/phonological integration 72 
7. Morphology and word formation 75 
8. Semantic problems 93 
9. Calques and purism 96 
10. Usage 109 
11. Recent dictionaries of anglicisms 117 
12. Wanted? Dictionaries of gallicisms, germanisms, and neo-classic
 diction 125
13. Postscript: DEA analysis with the CD-Rom version 163 
Appendix 168 
References 170 
Indexes 177

Lingfield(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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