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Title: Anglicisms in German
Subtitle: Borrowing, Lexical Productivity, and Written Codeswitching
Written By: Alexander Onysko
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Series Title: Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 23
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The book offers a detailed account of English influence on German, based on
a large scale corpus analysis of the news magazine "Der Spiegel." The study
is structured into three parts covering fundamental questions and as of yet
unsolved and disputed issues in the domain of anglicism research and
language contact.

Part 1 discusses the terminological uncertainty in the field, puts forward
a model of the influence of English on German, and proposes a principled
classification of the term anglicism. Part 2 portrays the numerical impact
of anglicisms in an extensive corpus and draws general conclusions about
the overall quantitative influence of English on German. Part 3
conclusively investigates the integration of anglicisms in German across
the various lexical and syntactic paradigms. Particular focus is attributed
to the salient morphological features of gender, plural, genitive case, and
to verbal and adjectival inflection. Furthermore, word formational
processes are substantively analyzed including compounding, derivation, and
peripheral types of word formation. A functional classification of written
codeswitching concludes part 3, and the book closes with a brief outlook on
future challenges of anglicism research. In its breadth and detailed manner
of analysis, the study sets the current standards of research in the field.

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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ISBN: 3110199468
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Pages: 376
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