Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (93 p.)
Psycholinguistics -- Social aspects, Acculturation, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Social aspects, Language and culture
This is a study to investigate the association between the cultural sensitivity in the acculturation process and the second language learning process. This study is also a partial replication of the study by William Acton (1979) who developed the Professed Difference in Attitudes Questionnaire (PDAQ), which is utilized as a measurement instrument in this study. Acton's concept of socio-cultural equidistant is interpreted from the intercultural communication point of view. The results of the hypothesis testing are inconclusive and incongruous with Acton's study.
Ikeda, Kazuko, "A descriptive study of the relationship between cultural sensitivity in the acculturation process and the second language learning process" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3442.