The Study of Loanwords in English

Abstract

From the perspective of language contact theory, this thesis analyzes the formative causes of English loanwords, the etymology of English loanwords, the classification of English Loanwords and the influence of loanwords on English, so as to deduce which languages have the greatest influence on English vocabulary. This thesis can make learners can have a more profound and comprehensive understanding of English vocabulary constitution, so as to promote their English learning.