言語とそれを取り巻く環境について : ゲルマン系語の英国文化への影響を中心として

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言語とそれを取り巻く環境について : ゲルマン系語の英国文化への影響を中心として
Title Alternative
A Study of Language and Its Surroundings : Mainly on Germanic Influeoce on British Culture
Author
氏名 後藤 信
ヨミ ゴトウ マコト
別名 Gotoh Makoto
Subject
Language and society (言語と社会)
Simplification of inflections (語形変化の簡略化)
Hybrid (混種語)
The impact of Germanic language on English
(ゲルマン系譜の英語への影響)
Internationalization (国際化)
Linguafranca (混合国際語)
Abstract

English is considered to be an international language all over the world and therefore its use is acceptable outside as well as inside the English-speaking world when we want to make ourselves understood to others. For better or worse,we owe the universality and currency of the English language to the overseas expansion of the British Empire. It seems inevitable that a great colonial power should exert its cultural and linguistic influence on the rest of the world. But when we shift our standpoint from the present to the distant past,we come to realize that the British nation was once a subdued nation. Continental tribes invaded Britain one after the other across the North Sea or the English Channel. First came the Celts,second the Romans,followed by the Germanic Anglo-Saxons' intrusions,the Danes' “hit and run" raids,and ultimately the Norman conquest. During their submission to these aliens,British people devised an easy and helpful way to communicate with new-comers from overseas by making the structure of English concise and simple. To conclude,it's not being a dominant world power but having flexibility to all other alien cultures that has laid the foundation and ground work for the future world language.

Journal Title
社会情報学研究
Volume
2
Spage
13
Epage
25
Published Date
1996-11
Publisher
呉大学社会情報学部
ISSN
1341-8459
NCID
AN10586239
Language
jpn
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
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出版社版
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