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Economic anglicisms: adaptation to the Spanish linguistic system

Author(s): Paloma López Zurita

Journal: Ibérica
ISSN 1139-7241

Volume: 10;
Start page: 91;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: terminology | semantics | linguistic interference | second language (SL)

The enormous number of anglicisms used everyday in Spanish language generates lexical interference between both languages. This paper provides a semantic analysis of the changes in lexis this language contact brings about, through the different linguistic mechanisms of inter-language adaptation involved. When these anglicisms come from the current trend to include English words in Spanish discourse, we also add appropriate equivalents which could avoid the excess of redundant neologisms. A glossary of the most habitual terms derived from interference in English and Spanish in the economic field is included as a result of this study.

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