German Loanwords in English: An Historical Dictionary by J. Alan PfefferGerman Loanwords in English: An Historical Dictionary by J. Alan Pfeffer

German Loanwords in English: An Historical Dictionary

EditorJ. Alan Pfeffer, Garland Cannon

Paperback | August 26, 2010

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German Loanwords in English: An Historical Dictionary is the largest and most up-to-date collection of English words and multi-word lexical units borrowed from the German, consisting of over 5500 items. Each entry gives the first recorded date of the German loan in English, the semantic area, variant forms, etymology, the first recorded date of the German etymon, a definition of the English word, a listing of the derivative forms, and often, grammatical comment. The sources for each entry are given along with a notation of the approximate degree of assimilation in English. All the included terms are separately listed by semantic field and chronologically, grouped within fifty-year periods, according to their first recorded usage in English. Almost a quarter of the book is devoted to nontechnical, discursive essays that provide considerable information not found in the dictionary entries.
Title:German Loanwords in English: An Historical DictionaryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.87 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7.01 × 0.87 inPublished:August 26, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521148375

ISBN - 13:9780521148375

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Primary sources; Abbreviations used in this book; Semantic field labels; 1. Introduction; 2. An historical overview by semantic fields J. Alan Pfeffer; Linguistic overview Garland Cannon; 3. The dictionary; Appendix; Loanwords; Conclusion.

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"The book is excellently edited and printed, including even a meticulously correct spelling of thousands of German words. For comprehensiveness and reliability in all other respects the dictionary sets standards of high quality." -- International Journal of Lexicography