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Anglicismos en el español en México: Un estudio sobre uso y actitudes
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
2017 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the use of and the attitudes towards anglicisms in Mexican

Spanish. Our aim is to find out whether and if so in what way the use and attitudes

change according to the age and gender of the speaker. The study was carried out

among 24 Mexicans living in the centre of Mexico who were divided into the age groups

18-29, 30-54, 55+ as well as gender.

The informants answered a questionnaire of which the first part investigated their use

of anglicisms, the second part investigated their attitudes towards the same. In the first

part, the participants were asked to choose between a common anglicism or its also

frequently used Spanish equivalent. In the second part, the informants were requested

to indicate their level of agreement or disagreement towards three negative and three

positive affirmations about anglicisms.

Our results show that the use of anglicisms is bigger in the youngest group of

informants and decreases with the age of the participants. Also concerning the attitudes,

we found a correlation with age where the two younger groups of informants express

neutral attitudes towards anglicisms while the attitudes of the oldest group of

participants are negative. Our results don’t show any differences between the genders

neither in use nor in attitudes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Anglicisms, loanwords, attitudes, language contact, Mexican Spanish
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25324DiVA: diva2:1114010
Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-22

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