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Globally Speaking

Rosenhouse, Judith / Kowner, Rotem:
Globally speaking : motives for adopting English vocabulary in other languages / ed. by Judith Rosenhouse ; Rotem Kowner. - Clevedon (UK) [u.a.] : Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications, 2008. - ca. 300 S. - (Multilingual Matters ; 140)
ISBN 978-1-84769-051-7 / 1-84769-051-3
£ 49,95 / US$ 99,95

This volume accounts for the motives for contemporary lexical borrowing from English, using a comparative approach and a broad cross-cultural perspective. It investigates the processes involved in the penetration of English vocabulary into new environments and the extent of their integration into twelve languages representing several language families, including Icelandic, Dutch, French, Russian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Arabic, Amharic, Persian, Japanese, Taiwan Chinese, and several languages spoken in southern India. Some of these languages are studied here in the context of borrowing for the first time ever. All in all, this volume suggests that the English lexical 'invasion', as it is often referred to, is a natural and inevitable process. It is driven by psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, and socio-historical factors, of which the primary determinants of variability are associated with ethnic and linguistic diversity. [Verlagsinformation]

Das Sammelwerk enthält als Kap. 11 einen Beitrag über die Rolle des Englischen in den modernen indischen Sprachen:
11. Kurzon, Dennis: Indian languages: hidden English in texts and society, S. 208-226

Quellen: Multilingual Matters; Google Books; Amazon (Deutschland); WorldCat.
Schlagwörter: Sprachwissenschaft; Englisch