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Domænetab i Danmark: en undersøgelse af sammenhængen mellem 'engelsk i stedet for dansk' og 'engelsk i dansk' [Domain loss in Denmark: an investigation of the relationship between 'English instead of Danish' and 'English in Danish']

Hultgren, Anna Kristina (2012). Domænetab i Danmark: en undersøgelse af sammenhængen mellem 'engelsk i stedet for dansk' og 'engelsk i dansk' [Domain loss in Denmark: an investigation of the relationship between 'English instead of Danish' and 'English in Danish']. Nordand: nordisk tidsskrift for andrespraaksforskning [Nordic Journal of Second Language Research], 2012(2)

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Abstract

This article attempts to shed light on a distinction which has been particularly prominent in the Danish debate on domain loss: ’English instead of Danish’ (language shift) versus ‘English in Danish’ (loan words). Data consists of naturally occurring spoken Danish scientific language recorded at bachelor level in chemistry, physics and computer science at the University of Copenhagen, and the analysis combines quantitative and qualitative sociolinguistic methods. Results suggest first of all that there does not appear to be a causal correlation between the use of English and the extent of loans from English into Danish. Secondly, the analysis raises questions about the possibility of upholding an operational distinction between ’English’ and ’Danish’ at individual word level. Finally, the results are discussed in light of the Danish domain loss debate.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Fagbokforlaget
ISSN: 0809-9227
Extra Information: Text in: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > English Language & Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Language & Literacies
Item ID: 36576
Depositing User: Anna Kristina Hultgren
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 09:34
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 07:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36576
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