English in Europe
Edited by Manfred Gorlach
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English in Europe by Manfred Gorlach
Book DescriptionEnglish in Europe charts the English invasion of Europe since 1945. Distinguished European scholars report on the English words and phrases that have become integral parts of their languages. Each describes the effect of English on the host language, and shows how the process of incorporation often modifies pronunciation and spelling of English words and frequently transforms their meaning and use. The languages surveyed are Icelandic, Dutch, French, Spanish, Norwegian, German, Italian, Romanian, Polish, Croatian, Finnish, Albanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Greek. The book is designed as a companion to A Dictionary of European Anglicisms but may be read as an independent work. This is the first systematic survey of a phenomenon that is fascinating, alarming, and apparently unstoppable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198237143
(254mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Manfred Gorlach
Dictionary of European Anglicisms, Paperback (June 2005)
Provides a comparative treatment of the influence of English on other European languages. This text covers sixteen selected languages from different language families, entries consist of words which are recognizably English in form and which appear in at least one of the languages tested.
English in Europe, Paperback (February 2004)
Presents the report by 16 European scholars on the English words and phrases that have become integral parts of their languages. This book describes the effect of English on the different host languages, and shows how the process of incorporation often modifies pronunciation and spelling and frequently transforms meaning and use.
Annotated Bibliography of European Anglicisms, Hardback (May 2002)
This is a bibliography of all significant work charting the importation of English into European languages. The book is divided by language, with each entry accompanied by a critical description of its contents. This will be an indispensible research machine for scholars and others interested in this fascinating aspect of recent linguistic change.
English in Nineteenth-Century England, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by Manfred Gorlach
This book surveys the features of nineteenth-century English and provides over 100 sample texts and numerous exercises.
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Author Biography - Manfred Gorlach
Manfred Gorlach is Professor of English and Chair of Linguistics and Medieval Studies in the Department of English at the University of Koln, Germany.
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