Virginia Pulcini

The Influence of English on Italian: Lexical and Cultural Features

De Gruyter Mouton, 2023, pp. 285. ISBN: 9783110754957

Open Access

The volume explores the history of language contact between Italy and Anglophone countries and illustrates the phenomenon of lexical borrowing. Types of English-induced borrowings are presented on the basis of quantitative and qualitative information provided by Italian lexicographic sources and corpus-based evidence. Criteria of currency and frequency are discussed with reference to a multilingual project (GLAD – Global Anglicism Database), offering a contribution to loanword lexicography. The book is addressed to scholars and nonexperts interested in the input of English borrowings into Italian.

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