The Anglicization of European Lexis

Convenors:

  • Virginia Pulcini, Università di Torino, Italy
  • Félix Rodríguez González, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • Cristiano Furiassi, Università di Torino, Italy

The leading role of English in the process of globalization has boosted its linguistic influence in specific fields of communication such as business, mass tourism and advertising. However, the English element is often reinterpreted by different recipient languages and cultures, thus determining formal and semantic changes, as well as creative ‘domestication’ of English words. The aim of this seminar is to bring together past and present research on this topic, both within single languages and across languages, and to propose or compare methodologies (especially corpus-based) for future-oriented lexicological and lexicographic research.