ERIC Number: ED171133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Influence of English on Modern Finnish: Preliminary Report on a Research Programme. Further Contrastive Papers, Jyvaskyla Contrastive Studies, 6. Reports from the Department of English, No. 7.
Sajavaara, Kari; And Others
A study of the influence of English on modern Finnish was designed to determine how Anglicisms are used, how they are understood, and how they are adapted to the Finnish language system. Features of present-day Finnish were analyzed to discover to what extent the Finnish language and the Finns' sense of language are changing. Anglicisms were studied on the lexical, morphological, phonological, semantic, syntactic, pragmatic, and cultural level. The first study phase involved material collection and classification. Additional studies will test the validity of the collected material with Finns from varying backgrounds and will analyze types and uses of Anglicisms in the Finnish language. The research material was classified as literary material and literary and visual material. Under literary material are the following: advertisements, manuals, instructions, trade names, job announcements, news, pop magazines and pop music, popular fiction, and fiction. Under literary and visual material are television programs, comics, and advertisements. Previous work on Anglicisms are briefly reviewed. (SW)
Descriptors: Comics (Publications), Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Fiction, Finnish, Language Research, Language Usage, Linguistic Borrowing, Morphology (Languages), Newspapers, Periodicals, Phonology, Second Languages, Semantics, Syntax, Television
Department of English, University of Jyvaskyla, 40100 Jyvaskyla 10, Finland
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jyvaskyla Univ. (Finland). Dept. of English.