Anglicisms in Russian and German Blogs

A Comparative Analysis

by Julia Balakina (Author)
Thesis 262 Pages


This investigation examines three languages: English, German and Russian. Nowadays there is an acute awareness of the need to preserve the national language. Therefore, it is vital to find out how English loans are integrated into the systems of German and Russian. Blogs were chosen for this analysis as the loans found in blogs belong to the vocabulary of the user. Moreover, it is almost always possible to glean some personal information about the author of a particular blog, allowing socio-linguistic analysis. The results of the research demonstrate that the Internet language brings German and Russian closer to each other in general, and in the way they treat borrowings in particular. Here we can speak of globalization on the linguistic level.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 262 pp.,1 fig., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Julia Balakina (Author)

Julia Balakina studied at the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), where she graduated in 2003. She obtained her PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Halle-Wittenberg in 2009. Presently she teaches English at the Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod.


Title: Anglicisms in Russian and German Blogs