Languages in Contact: Polish and English

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The purpose of this study was to examine the Polish language of immigrants who came to the United States during or after World War II and to test two related hypotheses: 1. Speakers of Polish use a number of lexical intrusions. 2. Lexical intrusions differ in scope depending on whether those speakers had immigrated with minimal education or they received at least 12 years of schooling prior to their immigration. The study was conducted in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in January and February of 1990. The sample consisted of 16 informants whose interviews were recorded and analyzed in terms of ... continued below

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vi, 117 leaves: ill.

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Beauchamp, Hanna O. (Hanna Olga) August 1990.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the Polish language of immigrants who came to the United States during or after World War II and to test two related hypotheses: 1. Speakers of Polish use a number of lexical intrusions. 2. Lexical intrusions differ in scope depending on whether those speakers had immigrated with minimal education or they received at least 12 years of schooling prior to their immigration. The study was conducted in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in January and February of 1990. The sample consisted of 16 informants whose interviews were recorded and analyzed in terms of lexical borrowings, cultural branches, and parts of speech. Findings supported the two hypotheses.

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Beauchamp, Hanna O. (Hanna Olga). Languages in Contact: Polish and English, thesis, August 1990; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500811/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .