Essays about: "loanwords"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 essays containing the word loanwords.

  1. 1. OUT WITH THE NEW, IN WITH THE OLD. A study on Western loanwords in Japanese newspapers and the recommendations provided by the National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Richard Novenius; [2020-06-16]
    Keywords : japanska; gairaigo; loanwords; language policy; newspaper;

    Abstract : With the current influx of Western loanwords, also called gairaigo, into the Japanese language, many Japanese citizens fear that the spirit of the language is disappearing. Nevertheless, borrowing words from foreign languages has historically been and still is an important part in the development of the Japanese language. READ MORE

  2. 2. Are Loanwords Trendier? : A Qualitative Corpus Analysis on Adjective Collocations of English Loanword Nouns and their Native or Sino Japanese Pairs in the Japanese Language

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Japanska

    Author : Erik Larsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Japanese; loanwords; loanword pairs; gairaigo; kango; wago; emotive adjectives; collocation analysis; corpus; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : To analyse the behaviour of English loanwords in the Japanese language using corpus analysis is a relatively new field of research. The aim of this thesis is to add to this emergent field by attempting to discover if there are any differences in how English loanword nouns and their native Japanese/Sino-Japanese near synonym pairs are used in contemporary written Japanese. READ MORE

  3. 3. Let’s go to the frukost : – A case study of a teenage influencer’s use of English in a Swedish-language YouTube channel.

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Veronica Gustafsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Code-switching; English; Swedish; adolescents;

    Abstract : From the perspective of an English teacher, the way students communicate in English is a point of interest. For the last half a century, the English language has had and continues to have, a major influence on our language. For teenagers, code-switching (CS) between the languages, for specific words or phrases, has become natural and effortless. READ MORE

  4. 4. Interesting, funny, weird or just incomprehensible? A study on Swedish Japanese learning students’ comprehension, thoughts and attitudes towards Wasei-eigo

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Japanska

    Author : Therese Rogland; [2019]
    Keywords : wasei-eigo; gairaigo; loanwords; Japanized-English; comprehension; thoughts; attitude; categories; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates to what extent Swedish students of Japanese can understand wasei-eigo, as well as their thoughts and attitudes toward it. It further investigates if some word categories are more incomprehensible than others and what aspects can determine their comprehension. READ MORE

  5. 5. Quantifying loanwords: A study of borrowability in the Finnish lexicon

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Sandra Cronhamn; [2018]
    Keywords : loanwords; Finnish; Uralic languages; language contact; borrowing; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The current study set out to investigate patterns of loanwords in a sample of 1,460 lexical meanings in the Finnish lexicon by means of quantitative methods. The methodology used was borrowed from the Loanword Typology project (Haspelmath & Tadmor 2009a), and consisted of a template including various fields, where information about each lexical item was coded. READ MORE