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Language fashion for English borrowings in women’s press

Anna Surendra

Abstract

The aim of the dissertation is to present the language fashion for English borrowings as a multi-faced phenomenon based on anglicisms excerpted from selected magazines belonging to the women’s press. The material database created after reading eight magazines belonging to the women’s press (four biweekly from the people and people & style segments and four luxury lifestyle and shopping monthly magazines, issued from January 2013 to June 2015) has made it possible to categorize the excerpts both due to the subject of borrowing and affiliation to a specific subject field. The next aim of the dissertation was to characterize the language in the women’s press and conclusion whether or not to speak about the professional language journalists writing fashion articles. Beyond the negative answer to the last question, I pointed out the process of bipolar Americanization of the media message created on the pages of women’s magazines consisting, on the one hand, the excessive use of language elements borrowed from English, and on the other, not giving in to language fashion for English and using loans motivated primarily by communication needs. Moreover, the integral part of the dissertation is a dictionary of English lexical borrowings, semantic loans and loanshifts, which make it possible to show the lexical richness of language material extracted for the purposes of this dissertation.
Record ID
UAM0ea33b4c4eda4f88b19d68c5993f6e2f
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Anna Surendra Anna Surendra,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Moda językowa na zapożyczenia angielskie w prasie kobiecej
Title in English
Language fashion for English borrowings in women’s press
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
linguistics / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.4 linguistics
Status
Finished
Defense Date
14-09-2018
Title date
14-09-2018
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/23737 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
language fashion, English borrowings, women’s press, Americanization, language in press
Abstract in English
The aim of the dissertation is to present the language fashion for English borrowings as a multi-faced phenomenon based on anglicisms excerpted from selected magazines belonging to the women’s press. The material database created after reading eight magazines belonging to the women’s press (four biweekly from the people and people & style segments and four luxury lifestyle and shopping monthly magazines, issued from January 2013 to June 2015) has made it possible to categorize the excerpts both due to the subject of borrowing and affiliation to a specific subject field. The next aim of the dissertation was to characterize the language in the women’s press and conclusion whether or not to speak about the professional language journalists writing fashion articles. Beyond the negative answer to the last question, I pointed out the process of bipolar Americanization of the media message created on the pages of women’s magazines consisting, on the one hand, the excessive use of language elements borrowed from English, and on the other, not giving in to language fashion for English and using loans motivated primarily by communication needs. Moreover, the integral part of the dissertation is a dictionary of English lexical borrowings, semantic loans and loanshifts, which make it possible to show the lexical richness of language material extracted for the purposes of this dissertation.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM0ea33b4c4eda4f88b19d68c5993f6e2f/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM0ea33b4c4eda4f88b19d68c5993f6e2f

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