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Title: Phraseological Anglicisms in German: A look at a satirical TV program
Authors: Fiedler, Sabine
UNESCO Clasification: 570107 Lengua y literatura
550510 Filología
Keywords: Anglicism
Tv satire
Modification, et al
Issue Date: 2018
Journal: LFE. Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos 
Abstract: Due to its role as a lingua franca, English has become a major source of language influence worldwide. This article addresses the impact of English on German. Contact-induced influences can be observed at all levels of the linguistic system in German, extending from preferences for particular morphemes to the structure of texts and genres. This study focuses on the largely under-studied area of phraseology. Phraseological Anglicisms, i.e. word-groups and sentence-like units such as catchphrases, proverbs, formulae and slogans of English origin, are gaining ground, particularly in fields like media, journalism, advertising and entertainment. The phenomenon is analyzed here via the example of the German satirical TV program heute-show. It is shown that the modification of phraseological units is an oft-used technique of political satire. Phraseological Anglicisms represent about one third of all occurrences in the examined data set, and thus play an important role. They most commonly take the form of political slogans, titles of films and brand names. The discussion focuses on particular types of modification and whether the German audience understands and appreciates them.
ISSN: 1133-1127
DOI: 10.20420/rlfe.2018.223
Source: LFE. Revista de lenguas para fines específicos [eISSN 2340-8561], v. 24 (1), p. 71-95
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