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Anglicisms in the French Language: A comparative study of English loanwords in French from France and Quebec
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to find out if there are differences in the use of Anglicisms in the

French language from Quebec and from France. This was done with the help of a well-known

sitcom named Un gars, une fille. The Quebecers and the French have adopted their own

version of this sitcom to their cultures. Nine similar sequences from both countries on the

theme of sports and six different on the theme of renovation/DIY were analyzed. The analysis

concentrated on the English loanwords used by the characters. It was found that the

Quebecers, in the sitcom, used more English loanwords than the French. Both French and

Quebecers employed many loanwords that are considered as integrated into their language,

but they also used loanwords that have a negative connotation because there is a French word

to replace it, but the Anglicisms used appears more fashionable. Finally, it is interesting to

note the divergence of opinions among scholars in the field of study. Where one scholar

considers an Anglicism as a part of the French language (integrated) another scholar deems it

to be a negative influence, a loanword that should not be used.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , p. 21
Keyword [en]
English loanwords anglicisms Quebec France
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-9220DiVA, id: diva2:225323
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Available from: 2009-08-14 Created: 2009-06-25 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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