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Author Kiaer, Jieun, author.

Title Translingual words : an East Asian lexical encounter with English / Jieun Kiaer
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (153 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Part I; Birth of translingual words; Tracing words' lives: methodology; Notes; 1 Foreign words: aliens and denizens?; Foreign-origin words in the OED: really English?; Foreign words are now common; Colonialism in lexical interaction; Lexical interaction in the digital age; Spreading words through social media; Native words vs. foreign words in a multilingual era; Complex identity of words: beyond borrowing and loanwords; Whose words? Mediations in translingual journeys; Threats or assets
Culture-specific regional itemsAnother route: East Asian words through Southeast Asian Englishes; Notes; 7 Stylistic variations; Register variation: dictionaries, newspapers, magazines, and beyond; Case study 1: Asian origin words outside of an Asian context in The Times; Case study 2: Japanese and Korean alcohol terms in the New York Times; Case study 3: East Asian origin words in The Economist since 1997; Orthographical variation due to Romanisation; Special treatment; Attitudes towards East Asian words: British university students' perspective; Notes; Part III
English words in East Asian languagesNote; 8 Directly-imported English words; Linguistic landscape shift: from Chinese to English; Japanese path; The Chinese and Korean path; Coping with a new world and new words: translation, transliteration, and collaboration; Infrastructure words: from science/technology to everywhere; The motivation for using English words; Ways of using and re-making other's words; People's attitudes towards directly-imported English words; The attitude of National Language Institutes in Japan and Korea; Mainland China's English -- since the Opening and Reform in 1978
Identities of translingual wordsTranslingual words and translanguaging; Explaining lexical choices: communicability, expressivity, and stylistic variations; Note; Part II; East Asian words in English; 5 First arrivals; Asian-origin words in the OED; Japanese words in the OED; Chinese words in the OED; Socio-political influence on lexical borrowing from Chinese to English; Martial arts, arts/crafts, and food words are the expressway to enter the English language; Defining East Asian words; Notes; 6 Settlement; Culinary words; History of the word tea; Philosophical terms
Why do foreign words keep increasing?Notes; 2 Hybrid words: anomalies?; Hybrid words are now common; Prejudices against hybrid words; An anomaly? An incorrect word?; Hybrid words are the best linguistic currency in a multilingual and cultural society; Hybrid words are the future of our lexicon; Notes; 3 Subcultural words: peripheral words?; Subcultural words and social media; Korean subcultural words; Japanese subcultural words; Notes; 4 Translingual words; Translingual words within the global lexicon; Driving forces of translingual words; Multiple forms, meanings, and identities
Summary 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
Notes The case of Taiwan
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Subject English language.
Languages in contact.
Chinese studies.
English language.
Japanese studies.
Korean Studies.
Languages in contact.
World Englishes.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351109448