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LINGUIST List 23.906

Wed Feb 22 2012

Books: Pragmatics/Semantics/History of Ling/Socioling: Scherling

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        1.     Elke M. Milbli , Japanizing English: Scherling


Message 1: Japanizing English: Scherling
Date: 22-Feb-2012
From: Elke M. Milbli <milblinarr.de>
Subject: Japanizing English: Scherling
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Title: Japanizing English
Subtitle: Anglicisms and their impact on Japanese
Series Title: AAA, Vol. 24
Published: 2012
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
                http://www.narr.de/

Book URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/japanizing-english.html

Author: Johannes Scherling
Paperback: ISBN: 9783823366966 Pages: 258 Price: Europe EURO 68.00
Abstract:

This book deals with the topic of English loanwords in the Japanese language.
Due to strong American influence after WW II, Anglicisms have become a
monopolizing force among Western loanwords in Japan and make up about 90%
of their stock, and almost 10% of the entire Japanese vocabulary. This
monograph explores, among other things, their history, creation, functions and
exemplary integration into the language, which assimilates loanwords
completely into the Japanese phonological and morphological system. It
analyzes reactions from politics and society and deals extensively with the
issue of comprehension, showing that Anglicisms can indeed be an enrichment
to a language, even in great numbers.

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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