Anglo-german – a colloquial language? Cover Image

Denglisch – eine umgangssprache?
Anglo-german – a colloquial language?

Author(s): Rodica Teodora Biriş
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: German language; English language; syntax; morphology; colloquial language; limba germană; limba engleză; sintaxă; morfologie; limbaj uzual

Summary/Abstract: In the last years more and more words from English entered in German language, which led to the formation of a colloquial language called "Denglisch" from "Deutsch - German" and "Englisch - English". Denglisch differs from the Anglicisms through the fact that here are observed syntactic and morphological rules of the German language, which proves the power of German grammar. In the article below we follow the areas where the colloquial language is used more frequently and how it is used by German speakers. Denglisch is fought by the German linguists, who recommended the use of English words, only if there is not a similar term in German.

  • Issue Year: VII/2011
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 131-136
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: German