HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? - THE TREATMENT OF ANGLICISMS IN THE CONTEXT OF CROATIAN AND GERMAN

Babić, Snježana and Gradečak-Erdeljić, Tanja (2014) HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? - THE TREATMENT OF ANGLICISMS IN THE CONTEXT OF CROATIAN AND GERMAN. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to establish the relevance of the results from a survey conducted among the university students of English and German at the University of Osijek construed in order to establish the degree of awareness among the non-native users of English of how anglicisms are treated in the context of Croatian and German language systems and which are the strategies of coping with the pervasive influence of English vocabulary. Preliminary results show that English lexical borrowings from the field of IT technology are used very frequently in their communication via computers and mobile phones and the students acquire rather slowly the suggested Croatian and German equivalents and neologisms in the IT terminology. Three basic strategies of direct borrowing, phonological and morphological adaptation and neologisms will be researched by applying a questionnaire with both lexical and visual prompts for the students in order to elicit responses which will be analysed and put in the context of whether Croatian and German function as a "language of identification" or a "language of communication" (House, 2003).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 21:29
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 21:29
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3543

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