In the Spotlight

The following unit will include information and exercises on the lexical enrichment. Its emphasis will be put on the different types of word-formation or other processes of introducing loan words.

Of course, the influence Shakespeare exerted and contributions he made to enlarge (mental) dictionaries, constitutes a further aspect of the investigation.

In the context of the “Anglicism debate” in Germany, it will be attractive to have a look at the “inkhorn controversy”. The aim is to get a grasp of the expanded functions of the vernacular and of the momentum English as a separate, nevertheless “hybrid-language” gained.