LINGUIST List 23.906

Wed Feb 22 2012

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

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Date: 22-Feb-2012
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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

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

This book deals with the topic of English loanwords in the Japanese language.Due to strong American influence after WW II, Anglicisms have become amonopolizing force among Western loanwords in Japan and make up about 90%of their stock, and almost 10% of the entire Japanese vocabulary. Thismonograph explores, among other things, their history, creation, functions andexemplary integration into the language, which assimilates loanwordscompletely into the Japanese phonological and morphological system. Itanalyzes reactions from politics and society and deals extensively with theissue of comprehension, showing that Anglicisms can indeed be an enrichmentto 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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