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Classification of English loanwords in Business Spanish

The article deals with the phenomenon of linguistic borrowing from English into Business Spanish. The author offers a classification of loanwords supported by examples from Spanish business media, identifies different groups of loanwords depending on the degree of their assimilation, analyses their role in Spanish economic discourse, and explores the use of some of the loanwords in the Spanish business press. The article also focuses on the link between globalisation and the spread of Anglicisms in the Spanish language, and studies the significance of linguistic borrowing in the field of translation.

KEYWORDS: linguistic borrowing, loanword, neologism, Anglicism, Spanglish, assimilation, xenisme, calque, false loan, business discourse

Olga Beletskaya. Senior Lecturer in the Dpt of Linguistics and Translation Studies, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University). MA in Foreign Language of Professional Communication and Specialised Translation (London Metropolitan University). Research interests cover Spanish loandwords and neologisms, language vocabulary and grammar.

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