Article published in:The Anglicization of European Lexis
Edited by Cristiano Furiassi, Virginia Pulcini and Félix Rodríguez González
[Not in series 174] 2012
► pp. 149–166
Chapter 7. Anglicisms in Armenian
Processes of adaptation
The influence of English on Armenian is limited to borrowings at the lexical level. This brief survey examines the problem of the domestication of English words in Eastern Armenian. It is essential that our focus be on contrastive and typological studies of the two languages, as English and Eastern Armenian differ in their phonetic systems, systems of grammatical categories, and semantics. We analyze the phonetic and graphemic integration of Anglicisms in Eastern Armenian. We also elucidate the peculiarities of the grammatical integration of Anglicisms belonging to different parts of speech: nouns, adjectives, and verbs. The last part of the article is devoted to the problem of semantic integration of loanwords in the receptor language.
Published online: 22 August 2012