Description - German Loanwords in English by J.Alan Pfeffer
German Loanwords in English: An Historical Dictionary is the largest and most up-to-date collection of English words and multiword lexical units borrowed from the German language ever published. - Contains over 6,000 entries, including many previously unrecorded German loanwords in English - Includes first recorded date of the German loan in English, the semantic area, variant forms, etymology, a definition of the English word, a listing of derivative forms and often grammatical comment for each word - Provides original, nontechnical essays on the chronological sequencing of German loans in English and their relationship to historical events and people, and on the linguistic phenomena, processes and concepts involved in borrowing The impact of Middle High German mystics before 1500, Luther's translation of the Bible, and the pervasive influence of German on the English scientific vocabulary, especially in chemistry and mineralogy, will intrigue cultural historians. Students of the history of the English language and of language contact and change will find the book invaluable.
Essential for German-language scholars and historians with a special interest in German influence on Anglo-American culture.
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