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"Event": the rise of a buzzword in German
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
2006 (English)In: Muttersprache, ISSN 0027-514X, Vol. 116, no 3, 216-227 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The present study focuses on the recent import of an English loanword, event, into German, describing the process of integration and comparing this with corresponding developments in the Swedish language. Using a German and Swedish corpus compiled from newspaper texts the tokens are analysed with regard to frequency, domains of usage, semantic change, and word formation activity. Socio-cultural factors as driving forces in the adoption of the word are discussed, followed by some reflections on the future position of the studied lexeme in the two compared languages.

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Wiesbaden: Gesellschaft Deutsche Sprache , 2006. Vol. 116, no 3, 216-227 p.
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119384ISI: 000242332000003OAI: diva2:928540
Available from: 2016-05-16 Created: 2016-04-18 Last updated: 2016-05-16Bibliographically approved

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