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English in Europe

Manfred Görlach


This book charts the English invasion of Europe since 1945. Sixteen contributors 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. This book provides a systematic survey of a phenomenon that i ... More

Keywords: English invasion, English words, English phrases, host language, incorporation, pronunciation, spelling, meaning, use

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273102
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273102.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manfred Görlach, author
formerly Englisches Seminar, Universität zu Köln