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Online Vocabulary of Pakistani Adolescents Studying English as a Second Language: An Exploratory Study

Zafar, Ameena, Aulino, Biagio and Bergami, Roberto (2011) Online Vocabulary of Pakistani Adolescents Studying English as a Second Language: An Exploratory Study. In: Citem : conference on international trade, education and marketing, České Budějovice, 7 – 10 December 2010 : conference proceedings. Bergami, Roberto, Schuller, Annamarie and Vojtko, Viktor, eds. Profess Consulting, Zelenec, Czech Republic, pp. 80-87.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a pilot study focusing on the recent evolution of English vocabulary used by Pakistani adolescents online. The reason for conducting this study was to explore the influence of English as a second language on adolescent social online dialogue outside the classroom. As some linguists claim that culture and language are closely linked (Sapir-Whorf), this research explores to what degree the study of a foreign language influences its use, even when communicating in the mother tongue.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9788072590711
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID20577, English for specific purposes, ESP, English as a second language, ESL, teaching of English as a foreign language, TEFL, sociolinguistics, adolescent online communication, virtual social networks, social networking, Web 2.0, online communities, Pakistan
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 01:55
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 01:55
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/10034
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