The 124th NINJAL Colloquium
"Charting the English Influence on European Languages: Anglified Danish as a Case Study"

September 20, 2022 (15:30-17:30)
  • Multipurpose Room, NINJAL (10-2 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo) Access
  • Online (Zoom)
Henrik GOTTLIEB (University of Copenhagen)
A list of main publications
  • Henrik GOTTLIEB (2021) Anglicisms: Criteria, categories & corpora: Aims and means in the compilation of the Danish GLAD contribution. In: Ramón Martí Solano and Pablo Ruano San Segundo (Eds.) Anglicisms and Corpus Linguistics: Corpus-Aided Research into the Influence of English on European Languages, 71-95. Peter Lang.
  • Henrik GOTTLIEB (2020) Echoes of English: Anglicisms in Minor Speech Communities – with Special Focus on Danish and Afrikaans. Peter Lang.
  • Henrik GOTTLIEB (2020) Entlehnungen im Dänischen: Von den Germanismen zu den Anglizismen. In: Barbara Kaltz, Gerhard Meiser and Horst Haider Munske (Eds.) Englisch in europäischen Sprachen, 53-82. FAU University Press.
  • Henrik GOTTLIEB (2018) The politics of audiovisual translation. In: Fruela Fernández and Jonathan Evans (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics, 323-342. Routledge.

Especially since 1945, the vocabulary, phraseology and grammar of Danish – and other European languages (plus Japanese) – has been markedly impacted by English.

This presentation takes a critical, yet constructive look at a number of key concepts used in modern Anglicism research – a field experiencing growing attention in academia (Imamura 2018; Peterson & Beers-Fägersten 2018; GLAD 2022). My aim is to promote a scientific approach to the much-debated question of Anglo-American cultural and linguistic impact on languages outside the Anglosphere.

I will present a taxonomy of Anglicisms encompassing all types of impact from Anglophone sources in any type of speech community worldwide. The taxonomy is based on the following definition: “An Anglicism is any individual or systemic language feature adapted or adopted from English – or inspired or boosted by English models – used in intra-lingual communication in a speech community in which English is not the home language” (Gottlieb 2020: 32).

  • GLAD (2022), Publications. Global Anglicism Database Network:
  • Henrik GOTTLIEB (2020) Echoes of English: Anglicisms in Minor Speech Communities – with Special Focus on Danish and Afrikaans. Peter Lang.
  • IMAMURA Keisuke (2018) The lexical influence of English on Japanese language: Toward future comparative studies of anglicisms. Global studies (2): 101-116.
  • Elizabeth Peterson and Kristy Beers Fägersten (2018) Introduction to the special issue: Linguistic and pragmatic outcomes of contact with English. Journal of Pragmatics 133: 105-108.
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NINJAL Colloquia

NINJAL Colloquium series invites distinguished domestic and foreign researchers to talk about cutting-edge research findings in various fields of Japanese language, linguistics, and Japanese language education. The colloquia are open to the public, so please feel free to join us whether you are a teacher or a graduate student. (Free of charge)

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