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UNIVERSITÄT POTSDAM

INSTITUT FÜR ANGLISTIK UND AMERIKANISTIK
WORD-FORMATION IN PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH
WS 2008/2009

ANGLISCISMS - THE USE OF FOREIGN WORD ELEMENTS IN GERMAN

Student: Stephanie Korthals
Date:25.03.2009

Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Definition

2.1.What is a foreign word
2.2.What is a loanword
2.3.What is an Anglicism
2.4.Pseudo Anglicism and Hybrid Anglicism

3. Mainstream Trends and the Corpus

4. Word formation

4.1. Classification
4.2. Indigen and eurolatin systems
4.3. The foreign suffix - ing
4.4. The foreign suffix - ical
4.5. English verbs and German affixes

5. Conclusion

6. Bibliographie

7. Appendix

1. Introduction

English seems to be everywhere and it accompanies us through our lives. Waking up in the morning, I listen to the radio. But I dislike the songs on the 'Hitparade'. So, I turn on the 'CD-Player' with my favourite 'CD'. It is time to get dressed. Today is a sunny day and thus a great opportunity to wear a 'T-Shirt'. Before leaving the house I put on my 'Make up', and use 'Haarspray' to fix my new 'Trendfrisur'. Since I don't have time to eat breakfast I stop by the 'Backshop' to get myself a 'Sandwich'. Arriving at work I start my 'Computer' and 'update' the latest 'Virenscanner'. It is so easy, I just have to press the 'Enter- Taste'. I still have a couple minutes time to check my 'E-Mails' and look for a 'Last Minute Angebot' on the 'Internet'. Hopefully, I might be able to find some 'Insidertipps' telling me which place is worth a visit or I just arrange a 'Blinddate' with the person I met in the 'Chatroom' last week. Longing for 'Fastfood' I am on my way to find a good restaurant. But 'Mc Donalds' or 'Burger King' doesn’t seem an appropriate option. Finally, I enjoy my lunch, a 'Chicken Kebap' and a 'Ginger Ale', in...