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ERIC Number: ED181752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Anglicization in Quebec City: A Study of the Correlation between Anglicization and Social Class in Quebec City.
High school students in Quebec city were tested for their ability to choose Standard French as opposed to Anglicized modes of expression. Lexical, syntagmatic, and phrase Anglicisms were covered. Both direct lexical borrowings from English and translations of idiomatic English terms were included. Students were divided into categories according to sex, intelligence, social class, and contact with English. Of these three factors, only social class was shown to correlate strongly with degree of Anglicization across all three types of Anglicisms. Moving from the working through the middle to the professional class, students became less likely to Anglicize. A similar, less pronounced trend was evident for the intelligence factor. The test is included, as are results for each Anglicism/Standard French choice offered to students. A bibliography is appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers: Anglicisms; French Canadians; Quebec (Quebec)
Note: B.A. Thesis, University of Reading (Enqland)