Εssay on Grenglish words of alimentary, culinary and gastronomical interest

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Charalambidou, A. and Karatsareas, P. 2023. Εssay on Grenglish words of alimentary, culinary and gastronomical interest. in: Bakoura, K. (ed.) Greek and Greek Cypriot gastronomy in London: documenting the culinary heritage of London's Greek and Greek Cypriot community London, UK Eyes Wide Open. pp. 125-128
Chapter titleΕssay on Grenglish words of alimentary, culinary and gastronomical interest
AuthorsCharalambidou, A. and Karatsareas, P.
Abstract

Grenglish is the unique linguistic variety used by Greek-speaking Cypriot migrants in the UK. It consists of words and phrases borrowed from English and integrated into the Cypriot Greek varieties that migrants brought with them from Cyprus. Grenglish is emblematic of the linguistic history and resourcefulness of Greek-speaking Cypriots in the UK and includes words and phrases that reflect the places, professions, interests and culinary trajectories of UK’s Greek Cypriots over the last century. The Grenglish Project aimed to document Grenglish directly from the community and leave a permanent record for generations to come. Greek-speaking UK Cypriots submitted Grenglish material on the dedicated website www.grenglish.org. Food featured prominently in the Grenglish material that we collected. This is a culinary and alimentary autobiography written using original material that was collected as part of The Grenglish Project. Grenglish words are indicated using emojis such as the ones Grenglish speakers use on social media. The Grenglish Project showed that the languages and culture of migrants, rather than ‘frozen in time’, continue to evolve after migration.

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
Research GroupEnglish Language and Literature
LanguageEnglish
Page range125-128
Book titleGreek and Greek Cypriot gastronomy in London: documenting the culinary heritage of London's Greek and Greek Cypriot community
EditorsBakoura, K.
PublisherEyes Wide Open
Place of publicationLondon, UK
Publication dates
Online09 Mar 2023
Publication process dates
Deposited16 Mar 2023
Output statusPublished
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Alternative title: 'Εμεγάλωσα μες στα φισιάτικα - My childhood in the chippy': Grenglish words of alimentary, culinary and gastronomical interest

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