Anglistics

[ ang-glis-tiks ]
/ æŋˈglɪs tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of the English language and of literature written in English.

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of Anglistics

1925–30; <German Anglistik, equivalent to AnglistAnglist + -ik-ics
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