Danubius International Conferences, 11th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Anglicized Words in the Romanian Press. Between Cultural Identity and Globalization

Oana Andreea Nae
Last modified: 2021-06-11


This paper aims to show how the influence of the English language, used more and more often in the Romanian press, and which has the attribute of universal language, can influence the expression, current language and education of media consumers.

There is a constant concern, coming from researchers and teachers, but not only, on the accuracy that the Romanian academic language still has, in the colloquial environment, but also in the official one. We are all part of a globalization of all aspects of our lives. This globalization also includes borrowing words from other languages ​​and using them in everyday life. At this time, with the big help of the media, a number of words in Romanian language have been replaced by other words that come from English language.

From the analysis of the selected articles it results that the proportion of those in which an anglicized language is used is over half. This study is important for all Romanian people, but especially for Romanian language researchers, journalists and media consumers, as it raises an alarm about the danger facing the identity and integrity of the Romanian language. The paper is original and comes in response to an old and constant analysis on the use of the Romanian language, started years ago by the researchers, in the current Romanian press, which has the power and capacity to educate the population.