Anglizismen im öffentlich-medialen und sprachwissenschaftlichen Diskurs über die deutsche Sprache und in den Einstellungen der Sprecher

Goranka Rocco


This article explores the discourse on anglicisms in German. The first part is dedicated to the assumptions of language specialists and non specialists regarding foreign words and especially anglicisms, language change and language deterioration. These aspects are analysed with regard to different moments in the recent history of German. The second, empirical part of the article presents the results of an extensive questionnaire study among German university students regarding their attitudes towards the current language situation and the use of anglicisms in German. The results of this study are compared to the results of other, similar studies on attitudes towards language change, language deterioration and anglicisms in German.