Globalisierung durch reduzierte Fachwörter, oder Elemente einer beinahe universellen Lingua franca?

  • This paper focuses on multi-segmental acronyms ('Kurzwörter'), whose use was initially condemned by German linguistic purists as a manifestation of language decay. However, the desire for abbreviation has not abated: multi-segmental acronyms are being used more and more. Without them, technical language would no longer be conceivable today. But are they only popular because of their brevity? This article investigates the advantages of using multi-segmental acronyms in technical texts, as well as exploring a kind of globalization process affecting technical languages, manifested in a new kind of embedding of English and English-transmitted technical terms.

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Author:Márta Murányi-Zagyvai
Parent Title (German):Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica
Title Additional (English):Globalization by means of reduced technical terms, or elements of an almost universal lingua franca?
Publisher:Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
Place of publication:Ostrava
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/02/24
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/04/21
Tag:Acronyms; Borrowing; Globalization; Technical languages
GND Keyword:Fachsprache; Akronym; Entlehnung; Globalisierung
Page Number:17
First Page:35
Last Page:46
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 430 Germanische Sprachen; Deutsch
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica / Studia Germanistica 27
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0