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dc.contributor.advisorLéger, Catherineen
dc.creatorFitzpatrick, Eileen Susanen
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-27T13:41:27Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-27T13:41:32Zen
dc.date.available2010-08-27T13:41:27Zen
dc.date.available2010-08-27T13:41:32Zen
dc.date.issued2009-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2009-12-585en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMany French EFL (English as a foreign language) learners may be aware of the origin of anglicisms (loanwords from English) and may thus attempt to use these words in English. However, changes in meaning, phonology, and syntax, etc., during the integration of a loanword into the borrowing language create the potential for error in such efforts. This report reviews relevant research and theory on language transfer, vocabulary knowledge, metacognition, and lexical borrowing as factors that bear light on this type of transfer. It then presents two studies, one with French EFL learners and one with EFL teachers in France. Results suggest that anglicisms do cause errors in the English of French learners, that learners are generally aware of anglicisms and of the possible difference in meaning between the French and the English words, and, finally, that this awareness does not necessarily lead to correct usage of such words.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectSecond language acquisitionen
dc.subjectLanguage transferen
dc.subjectLoanwordsen
dc.subjectEnglish as a foreign languageen
dc.subjectFrenchen
dc.title“First, let’s make a brainstorming” : French EFL learners’ use and awareness of Anglicismsen
dc.date.updated2010-08-27T13:41:32Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHorwitz, Elaineen
dc.description.departmentForeign Language Education
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentForeign Language Education Programen
thesis.degree.disciplineForeign Language Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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