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Title: Language Contact and Globalisation: The Camouflaged Influence of English on the World's Languages with special attention to Israeli (sic) and Mandarin
Paper URL: http://www.zuckermann.org/english.htm
Author: Ghil'ad Zuckermann
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Homepage: http://www.zuckermann.org/
Institution: University of Adelaide
Linguistic Field: Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: This paper discusses the camouflaged influence of Modern English (mainly American) on Israeli (a.k.a. 'Modern Hebrew') and Mandarin Chinese (especially Modern Standard Chinese) within the broader context of linguistic and cultural globalisation. Among the questions it attempts to answer are the following: What is the extent of phono-semantic matching (PSM) of Anglicisms in Israeli and Mandarin? What are the terminological and lexicopoietic types of PSM? What is the sociolinguistics of word-formation and neologisation in those languages?
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Responses to Globalization: Cultural Debates. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 16.2; 2003
URL: http://www.zuckermann.org/english.htm


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