Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa

The influence of German on the English lexicon in the 20th century: An overview of the manifold subject areas and spheres of life enriched by German in the recent past

Abstract

While there is a multitude of studies on the influence English has exerted on German, the converse language contact scenario has been comparatively neglected. German borrowings which have recently been assumed into English have as yet received little attention in current research. The present paper intends to shed light on the impact of German on the English vocabulary in the 20th century. The various German words and meanings taken over into English in the last few decades will be divided into manifold subject areas in order to give a rounded picture of the different domains and spheres of life enriched by German in the recent past.

Copyright
Corresponding author
E-mail: Evajulia.Schultz@web.de
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

C. Brewer 2004. ‘The electronification of the Oxford English Dictionary .’ Dictionaries, 25(1), 43.

P. Durkin 1999. ‘Root and branch: revising the etymological component of the OED .’ Transactions of the Philological Society, 97, 149.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

English Today
  • ISSN: 0266-0784
  • EISSN: 1474-0567
  • URL: /core/journals/english-today
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 10
Total number of PDF views: 87 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 469 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 27th June 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.