1st Edition

Translingual Words
An East Asian Lexical Encounter with English

ISBN 9780367607517
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

Translingual Words is a detailed case study on lexical integration, or mediation, occurring between East Asian languages and English(es).

In Part I, specific examples from global linguistic corpora are used to discuss the issues involved in lexical interaction between East Asia and the English-speaking world. Part II explores the spread of East Asian words in English, while Part III discusses English words which can be found in East Asian languages.

Translingual Words presents a novel approach on hybrid words by challenging the orthodox ideas on lexical borrowing and explaining the dynamic growth of new words based on translingualism and transculturalism.

Table of Contents

  1. Birth of Translingual Words

Chapter 1. Foreign Words: Aliens and Denizens?

Chapter 2. Hybrid Words: Anomalies?

Chapter 3. Subcultural words: Peripheral words?

Chapter 4. Translingual Words

  1. East Asian Words in English

Chapter 5. First arrivals

Chapter 6. Settlement

Chapter 7. Stylistic Variations

III. English Words in East Asian Languages

Chapter 8. Directly imported English words

Chapter 9. Locally-made English words

Chapter 10. Global Words

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Jieun Kiaer is Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford, UK.