Verslo, ekonomikos ir transporto svetimosios leksikos vertinimo laipsniai
Author(s): Jonas Masiulionis, Angelika Petrėtienė
Ratings of Business, Economic and Transport Borrowed Lexis
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Keywords: loanwords; international words; ratings; origin of loanword; origin of international word; non-recommendable barbarisms; barbarisms to be avoided.
Summary/Abstract: In 2005, a book “Language Advice (4). Lexis. Usage of Loanwords” was published. It contains a list of loanwords of different ﬁelds discussed by the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language. In addition to each loanword, a rating is indicated. The article discusses how the loanwords of business, economic and transport ﬁelds are treated in this publication. The study showed that the majority of new business and economical loanwords are derived from the English language. The majority of them are assessed as non-recommendable barbarisms. The majority of international words of this ﬁeld consist of the Latin origin words. In the transport ﬁeld there is a great number of Slavic origin loanwords. They are also included into the list discussed and are assessed as non-recommendable barbarisms. Here, there are much less new loanwords than in the business and economic ﬁelds. International terms of the transport ﬁeld are more diverse origin-wise than the terms used in business and economic ﬁeld. The majority of international words of this ﬁeld derive from the French and English languages.
- Issue Year: 15/2007
- Issue No: 4
- Page Range: 32-40
- Page Count: 9
- Language: Lithuanian