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ERIC Number: EJ782593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
The Role of Anglicisms in the German Language
Barbe, Katharina
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v37 n1 p26-38 Spr 2004
There is no question that English, and especially American English, enjoys high prestige among German speakers. This popularity resulted in a growing importation of English loans into German. The influence is decidedly asymmetrical. In this article, the author discusses the English language's influence on German, covering: (1) a brief history of English loans; (2) the types of loans, or "Fremdworter"; (3) the areas prone to English loans; (4) the potential influence of loans on the German grammatical system; and (5) the debate about the pros and cons of loan words and expressions. (Contains 1 table, 4 figures, and 16 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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