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Band 115:
Schultz, Julia: Twentieth Century Borrowings from German to English. Their Semantic Integration and Contextual Usage. 374 S. - Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Bern / Bruxelles / New York / Oxford / Wien: Lang, 2016.
ISBN: 978-3-631-67513-7
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[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. QB 3165
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While there are plenty of studies on the impact English has exerted on the German language, the reverse contact situation has been relatively neglected. This monograph sets out to shed light on the German influence on the English lexicon in the twentieth century. It provides the first systematic appraisal of the semantic integration and contextual usage of the words adopted from German in the past few decades. The results presented in this study are based on the evaluation of a comprehensive lexicographical corpus of 1958 twentieth century German borrowings retrieved from the Oxford English Dictionary Online. The present-day usage of the borrowings is illustrated with linguistic documentary evidence collected from a wide range of English language corpora.


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Symbols and Abbreviations S. 9
Chapter One: Introduction
1.   Studies of the German influence on English during the twentieth century S. 12
2.   Aims and methodology of the present investigation S. 22
Chapter Two: Areas and Spheres of Life Influenced by German in the Twentieth Century
1.   Culture and History S. 47
2.   Leisure and Pleasure S. 55
3.   Technology S. 64
4.   Gastronomy S. 76
5.   The Fine Arts and Crafts S. 93
6.   People and Everyday Life S. 107
7.   Mathematics and the Humanities S. 132
8.   Civilisation and Politics S. 155
9.   The Natural Sciences S. 189
10.   Miscellaneous S. 275
Chapter Three: Summary and Conclusion
1.   The chronological distribution of twentieth century German borrowings S. 282
2.   The semantic analysis of German borrowings S. 294
3.   The pragmatic-contextual use and the stylistic functions of German borrowings S. 300
4.   The present status of German vis-à-vis English S. 308
1.   Twentieth century German borrowings in the OED S. 313
2.   Twentieth century German borrowings in EFL dictionaries S. 335
Bibliography S. 341
Glossary S. 349