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A re-examination of loanwords as an aid for English language learning and teaching

Inagawa, Mayuko 2014. A re-examination of loanwords as an aid for English language learning and teaching. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science 2 (3) , pp. 13-26.

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The impact of loanwords on English vocabulary acquisition has been ubiquitous much-discussed topic in English teaching contexts such as Japan, where the language includes a large number of English-derived words in the form of loanwords. Despite considerable discussion of this issue, however, there is little corpus-based research that provides a descriptive analysis of English-origin words in comparison to their parent words in English. This explanatory study aims to explore the application/implications of a particular loanword in Japanese using a corpus-based approach, and to suggest the pedagogic implications for how loanwords should be treated when teaching English vocabulary in order to make use of this rich linguistic source that is already available in learners’ first language.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
ISSN: 2307-924X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 February 2019
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 14:29

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