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English Borrowings in German Newspaper Language: Motivations, Frequencies, and Types, on the basis of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Muenchner Merkur, and Bild.

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dc.contributor.advisor Fernald, Theodore B.
dc.contributor.author Gentsch, Kerstin
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T19:22:27Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T19:22:27Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/10344
dc.description.abstract This study examines three online German newspapers to investigate the frequency of English words, patterns in the types of borrowings, and motivations behind their use. The paper first examines possible types of borrowings from English, historical reasons for the borrowing from English, and stylistic aspects to the usage of English in press language. Next, it presents previous research on the topic and describes the objectives and procedures of this study. It then proceeds to the results of the study and discusses the main questions that this study tries to answer: (1) How does the research data support the stylistic motivations for the borrowing of English words put forward by Galinsky and Pfitzner? (2) How does the frequency of English borrowings vary in different newspapers? (3) How does the frequency of English borrowings vary in different genres of news? (4) Using Carstensen's categories of vocabulary borrowings, what types of English words are borrowed? (5) What grammatical types do the borrowed English words belong to? (6) Among the English borrowings, which words occur the most frequently? (7) How do the results compare to previous studies on the topic? The paper closes by providing some limitations to the study and suggesting possible improvements. en
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title English Borrowings in German Newspaper Language: Motivations, Frequencies, and Types, on the basis of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Muenchner Merkur, and Bild. en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)


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