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The issue of English luxury loanwords in Romanian

Camelia Firică

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Romanian experienced, after the fall of communism, to a greater extent as compared to the period before 1989, the phenomenon of linguistic globalization manifested by borrowing words belonging to both British and American English. In the course of the two decades elapsed, many of these loanwords that rightly came into use out of an objective need to express new notions, entered dictionaries, and were integrated in the lexicon. Others are unjustifi ably used. The paper brings into discussion the issue of luxury loans of English origin in Romanian lexicon.


Anglicism, Americanism, loanword, Romanian, lexicon

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