This is a project in the field of language contact and evaluates the influence of English on the German language. To my knowledge, it is the first study to investigate the integration of anglicisms into spontaneous spoken German. The purpose of the research is twofold. On the one hand, it aims to contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms for gender and plurality marking. On the other hand, by examining whether anglicisms conform to the patterns of German grammar or, conversely, exert an influence on German grammar, the study addresses the central language-identity nexus in sociolinguistics. In other words, the overarching question guiding the present investigation is whether English is exerting a significant influence on German.
University of Newcastle Research Higher Degree Thesis