Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages
J. Rosenhouse, Rotem Kowner
Multilingual Matters, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 337 pages
The volume examines the motives for lexical borrowing from English during the last century, the processes involved in the penetration of English vocabulary into new environments, and the extent of its integration into twelve languages representing several language families. Many of these absorbing languages are studied here for the first time.
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