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The Influence of English as a Second Language in Social On-Line Adolescent Communication: A Pakistani Scoping Study

Bergami, Roberto and Aulino, Biagio and Zafar, Ameena (2011) The Influence of English as a Second Language in Social On-Line Adolescent Communication: A Pakistani Scoping Study. In: Pan-Pacific Conference XXVIII : Corporate Strategies for the Green World, May 26-29, 2011, Daejeon, Korea. Lee, Sang M and Lim, Seongbae and Nishio, Atsuto, eds. Pan-Pacific Business Association, Lincoln, Neb., pp. 81-83.

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Abstract

This paper reports and discusses the findings of an exploratory study on the influence of English vocabulary in the on-line environment of Pakistani adolescents. Some linguists, such as Sapir (1929) [1] and Whorf (1940, 1956) [2] have claimed a close link between culture and language, therefore, this study explores whether the study of a foreign language influences its use in an on-line environment, even when individuals are communicating in their first language.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1931649271
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24038, adolescent online communications, youth, virtual social networks, VSN, cultural aspects in education, English for specific Purposes, ESP, ESL, TEFL, English socio-linguistics, Internet language, communication strategies, connotative language discourse, Pakistan
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 2004 Linguistics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of International Business
SEO Classification > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 07:06
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2012 07:06
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9662
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