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Съвременната езикова ситуация и отношението към английските заемки в българския език
The current language situation and attitudes towards English loan words in Bulgarian

Author(s): Boyka Nedeva
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: Foreign words; loan words; Anglicisms

Summary/Abstract: The proposed text considers the functioning of loan words from English in contemporary Bulgarian, while taking into account the need for every literary language to evolve and enrich itself with language resources adequate to every epoch, including loan words from other languages. When the evolution of language requires it, the use of words of foreign origin is acceptable if it’s not overdone, but the process has to be studied so as to ways for its regulation could be designated. This text advocates the notion that policies related to national language should not service purist objectives and place it in cultural isolation but contribute to the intensification of its inner potential and the enrichment of its communicative and stylistic resources.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 19-29
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian