Academic Writing and Research
January 31, 2004
The Process of Globalization The Process of Anglicising German Culture and Language?
Fig. 1. Hans-Jürgen Bahr. Umgeben von Anglizismen. February 2002.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
Research Paper 3
Businesses The American Lifestyle in Germany 4
The English Influence in Politics 5
The "Germarican" Media 6
"Denglish" The German Youth Language 7
Works Cited 9
Rough Draft 11
Peer Editing Sheets 17
Working Title 20
Thesis Statement 21
Working Bibliography 25
To begin with, I would like to introduce the term anglicism. An anglicism is a word from British or American English used in a non-English language (Yang 7). Today, our world is closer connected than ever before, and therefore the cultural identities of the countries around the globe blend more and more from individual identities into one overall identity. This is due to a process called globalization. This term signifies "a social change, an increased connectivity among societies and their elements due to transculturation" (Wikipedia: "Globalization"). While the process of globalization steps further, it became obvious that the one culture having the most influence on other cultures is the American way of life.
The use of English words in the German language has increased enormously during the last 50 years. This expansion started during the American occupation of Germany after World War Two. American soldiers and their families living in Germany brought the Hollywood flair, the Rock'n'Roll, and a great deal of American products to Germany. The German population seemed to develop a strong desire for this particular American lifestyle. In today's time, however, Germany is not any longer occupied by the United States of America, France, Russia, or Great Britain. On the other hand, it... [continues]
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