Lexical Borrowings and Adaptations of Anglicism





Borrowings, Adaptations, Anglicism, Loanwords, Lexis, Lexicology


Lexical borrowings, or the adoption of words from one language into another, are a common phenomenon in language evolution. One language that has had a significant impact on the lexicon of other languages is English, particularly through the use of Anglicism. These are words borrowed from English that are used in other languages, often in the context of globalization and the spread of English as a global lingua franca. However, the adoption of these words is not always straightforward, and they often undergo adaptations to fit the phonological, morphological, and semantic patterns of the borrowing language. This paper will examine the process of lexical borrowing and adaptation of Anglicism in different languages, exploring the factors that influence the adoption and adaptation of these words, the linguistic and cultural implications of these processes, and the challenges and opportunities they present for language users and language planning. Through this analysis, we can gain a better understanding of the complex dynamics of language contact and change, and the ways in which different languages interact and influence one another in a globalized world.


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Author Biographies

Isa Spahiu, Faculty of Philology, University of Tetova, Republic of North Macedonia



Zarije Nuredini , Faculty of Philology, University of Tetova, Republic of North Macedonia




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How to Cite

Spahiu, I., & Nuredini , Z. (2023). Lexical Borrowings and Adaptations of Anglicism. The International Journal of Applied Language Studies and Culture, 6(1), 13–16. https://doi.org/10.34301/alsc.v6i1.39