Advisor

Milton Bennett

Date of Award

1985

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (93 p.)

Subjects

Psycholinguistics -- Social aspects, Acculturation, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Social aspects, Language and culture

Abstract

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.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19482

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