ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
The Analysis of the Covid-19 Related Anglicisms in the Bosnian Language – The Study of Pandemija, Infekcija, Lokdaun, Karantin, Klaster, Socijalna Distanca, and Vakcina
1 International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The prevalence of English as a global language has been mirrored in various domains of life. The latest testimony to its pervasive influence on other languages is finely portrayed through the case of coronavirus that blindsided the world recently. The disease has led to certain English words being used so often that they have become an integral part of everyday vocabulary in many languages and thus in the Bosnian language. The present quantitative research paper considers the frequency of usage and knowledge of the original form and meaning of English words related to the current pandemic used as Anglicisms in the Bosnian language. Respondents of different demographic backgrounds have reported infrequent use of these Anglicisms during and before the pandemic. Moreover, it has been reported that their knowledge of the English written form of these Anglicisms is more significant than their knowledge of their Bosnian translations/synonyms. The results indicated that Covid-19-related Anglicisms are characteristic of speakers of all ages, genders, and English-proficiency backgrounds.
Keywords: language, anglicisms, Coronavirus, pandemic, the Bosnian Language
HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE
Delić H., Dedović-Atilla E. (2022). The Analysis of the Covid-19 Related Anglicisms in the Bosnian Language – The Study of Pandemija, Infekcija, Lokdaun, Karantin, Klaster, Socijalna Distanca, and Vakcina, MAP Education and Humanities, 2(1), 32-47. doi: https://doi.org/10.53880/2744-2373.2022.2.1.32