“Ey, Homeboy, Ich Bin Kein Hustler”: English Borrowings in German Hip-Hop Songs
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The contact between English and German is not a recent phenomenon, yet it is in the last decades that English borrowings have become omnipresent in the German language. It is especially visible in German hip-hop songs, which therefore constitute the subject of this study. The key objective of the article is to assess the degree of integration of the extracted vocabulary, to estimate its frequency of use and to identify its link to African American hip-hop. The analysis has shown that the extracted vocabulary has been well adapted into the German language and that there is a close link between lexical fields in African American hip-hop slang and the vocabulary applied in German hip-hop songs.
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