Vol. 9 (2023)

Pseudo-Anglicism in Albanian Language

Irena Pata Kapo
University of Tirana

Published 2023-09-30


  • Anglicisms,
  • Language Contact,
  • Loan Words,
  • Pseudo-Anglicisms

How to Cite

Pata Kapo, I. (2023). Pseudo-Anglicism in Albanian Language. Quaderni Di Linguistica E Studi Orientali, 9, 285–296. Retrieved from https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/bsfm-qulso/article/view/15149


Anglicisms in the Albanian language is a domain not much and sufficiently frequented by Albanian linguists; false anglicisms or Pseudo-anglicisms are much less. Therefore, the focus of this paper is primarily the identification of Anglicisms and Pseudo-anglicisms in the Albanian language, how we distinguish and provide the ground for drawing the line between these two different but interconnected categories, and then introducing and analyzing several examples of Pseudo-anglicisms in Albanian. Transformations of English loans or the native words (in terms of morphological, semantic, orthographic, phonetic, etc., features) or the coinage of new words in the Albanian language under the influence of English language (the resemblance to English being the only connection to English language) are processes that produce the so-called ‘false loans’ or ‘Pseudo-anglicisms’. Pseudo-anglicisms in Albanian can not be studied separately from other European languages as they share most of their features with Pseudo-anglicisms in French, Italian, Spanish, German, etc.