Building the Global Anglicism Database

GLAD Network

Scientific committee:

  • Gisle Andersen, NHH (Norway)
  • Ulrich Busse, University of Halle (Germany)
  • Cristiano Furiassi, University of Torino (Italy)
  • Henrik Gottlieb, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • John Humbley, Paris-Diderot University (France)
  • Antonio Lillo, University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Elizabeth Peterson, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Virginia Pulcini, University of Torino (Italy)
  • Félix Rodríguez, University of Alicante (Spain)

Organizing committee:

  • Félix Rodríguez González, University of Alicante, Spain
  • José Luis Oncins Martínez, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain

Collaborating institutions:

  • Research Group “Lexicología y Lexicografía” (LyL) of the University of Alicante
  • Faculty of Arts of the University of Alicante, Spain
  • Vice-Rectorate for Research of the University of Alicante, Spain

Round table talks

  • Cristiano Furiassi: The Global Anglicism Database (GLAD) network: State of the art, aims and prospects
  • Gisle Andersen: Categorization of Anglicisms in the GLAD database
  • Henrik Gottlieb and Virginia Pulcini: On the operational definition of Anglicism as far as the database is concerned
  • Gisle Andersen and Elizabeth Peterson: Possible funding opportunities for the GLAD project

Other contents: Stating who is part of the project, number of languages involved, definition of Anglicism, deadlines for future initiatives/meetings/conferences, deciding who does what from now on, e.g. collecting national bibliographies on Anglicism studies, gathering Anglicism-related events going on in Europe/worldwide, setting up the profile of each scholar on the GLAD website

Friday 11 March

Opening ceremony

11.00–11.30 Aleksandra Bagasheva (University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria)

“From adaptation to false Anglicisms: meaning transformations of Anglicisms in Bulgarian”

11.30–12.00 Sabine Fiedler (University of Leipzig, Germany)

“Anglicisms in phraseology: German perspective with parallels in other languages”

12.00–12.30 Elizabeth Peterson (University of Helsinki, Finland)

“Social and pragmatic meanings of English borrowings in recipient languages”


Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld (Jagiellonian University in Kraków) and Alicja Witalisz (Pedagogical  University of Kraków, Poland)

“The influence of English on Polish morphology”



15.30–16.00  Vincent Renner (University of Lyon, France)

“The Anglicization of word-formation structures in the languages of Europe”

16.00–16.30  Ramón Martí Solano (University of Limoges, France)

“Anglicisms and abstract nouns: a multilingual approach”

16.30–17.00  Virginia Pulcini (University of Torino, Italy)

“A wordlist for GLAD: from local to global”

17.00–17.30 José Luis Oncins (University of Extremadura, Spain)

“Towards a methodology for spotting and retrieving Anglicisms in Spanish”

17.30–18.00  John Humbley (Paris-Diderot University, France)

“Automatic extraction of new Anglicisms in French. A preliminary comparison of two recent neology extractors”


Aperitif / Early dinner break

20.00–21.00 Félix Rodríguez González (University of Alicante, Spain)

“La moda de lo inglés en la cultura española”

Saturday 12 March
10.30–11.00 Abdul Sahib Mehdi Ali (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

“Anglicisms and calquing in Standard Arabic”

11.00–11.30  Aziz Thabit Saeed (Arab Open University, Kuwait)

“Influence of Mother Culture in the Process of Translating Culture-specific Idioms from English into Arabic”

11.30–12.00  Zhao Qiurong (University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China)

“English-Chinese translation influence on the development of Modern Chinese”

12.00–12.30  Henrik Gottlieb (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

“The Anglification of South African vs. European Languages”




Round table talks

(For active GLAD members only)