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Title: English Words Abroad
Written By: Manfred Görlach
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TLRP_7
Series Title: Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 7
Description:

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.

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

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027223319
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xii, 189 pp
Prices: EUR 70.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 158811435X
ISBN-13: 9781588114358
Pages: xii, 189 pp
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