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Title: Japanizing English
Subtitle: Anglicisms and their impact on Japanese
Written By: Johannes Scherling
Series Title: AAA, Vol. 24

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.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823366966
Pages: 258
Prices: Europe EURO 68.00