Their Semantic Integration and Contextual Usage
Chapter Three Summary and Conclusion
This investigation contributes to present day research in the field of English lexicology. It constitutes an up-to-date study of a significant proportion of the foreign words in the English language: the sum of German borrowings entering English during the twentieth century.
On the basis of the extensive linguistic evidence provided by the OED and additional electronic databases and corpora, it was possible to give a comprehensive overview and a detailed description of the great variety of the lexical items adopted from German into English in the recent past.
The body of German borrowings included in this study encompasses 1958 items. Of these, only 121 words and meanings (i.e. 6.2%) are part of the core vocabulary attested in EFL dictionaries (For a list of all the German borrowings included in EFL dictionaries such as the LDOCE and/or the OALD see the appendix of the present analysis).
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