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English in Europe charts the English invasion of Europe since 1945. Sixteen 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 and frequently transforms 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 Details

ISBN: 9780199273102
ISBN-10: 0199273103
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 171mm x 19mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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