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Recent Anglicisms − from use in the Dictionary

Author(s): Livia Caruntu-Caraman
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Translation Studies
Published by: Institutul de Filologie Română „Bogdan Petriceicu-Hasdeu”
Keywords: globalization; communication; influence; vocabulary; Anglicism; dictionary; spelling; pronunciation; etymology; semantics;

Summary/Abstract: In contemporaneity, the English language successfully fulfills the role of a mediator in international communication, deeply influencing the other languages, including Romanian. Through the realities of the brand made in the Anglo-American space, which are propagating inventively in all four parts of the world, penetrate in the local vocabulary and their names, being assimilated and used in internal daily expression. The given words, called Anglicisms, cause inaccuracies among both users and researchers. In order to solve some of the problems, we propose the design of a small dictionary, in which to collect all the recent Anglicisms from our use in order to be subjected, from scholarly positions, to a regulated interpretation that will become an obligatory norm to follow. The language consumer should consult here spelling and morphological values, pronunciation and stress, decoding of abbreviations and etymology, semantic definitions and practical examples. Finally, the Anglicisms, which have previously confused the speaker, to be scientifically processed, elucidated and returned to the public.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 103-110
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Romanian