Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages

Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages

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,… (more)

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Publisher: Multilingual Matters (May 22, 2008)

Collection: Multilingual Matters

Parent ISBN: 9781847690517

Page count: 300 pages

Language: English


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