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ERIC Number: EJ1146578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Morphological Adaptation of English Loanwords in Twitter: Educational Implications
Dashti, Fatimah; Dashti, Abdulmohsen A.
International Journal of Higher Education, v6 n3 p231-248 2017
The influx of English borrowed items into Kuwait has recently considerably increased, driven by both linguistic and extra-linguistic factors, mainly through new electronic media, and direct contact with the donor language. Kuwaitis, especially, the new generation heavily make use of English loanwords in mobile devices applications such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and others. It is significant to note that a recipient language (in this case Kuwaiti Arabic, KA henceforth) discloses different morphological and phonological features that affect English loanwords. 400 hundred tweets tweeted by young Kuwaitis were captured and then, qualitatively analysed. This paper investigates the morphological adaptation of English loanwords as used by Kuwaitis in twitter. Results indicate that Kuwaitis heavily use and adapt English loanwords morphologically in twitter and in everyday speech. Significant educational implications were collected as well through interviewing 50 students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kuwait
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