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dc.contributor.authorSorokina, Anastasia Nikolaevna
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:34:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:34:05Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.othersorokina_anastasia_n_201205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/sorokina_anastasia_n_201205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28121
dc.description.abstractThe present paper is motivated by the difference in how Russian and English employ age-related female labels; English has only two labels, while Russian employs three. Russian monolinguals, English monolinguals, and Russian learners engaged in a free categorization, Likert-scale task, and labeling task to answer questions about any possible differences in categorical perception, categorical age boundaries of each female term, and influences of acculturation and length of study on successful internalization of a new L2 concept. The monolingual groups demonstrated differences in categorical perception as a result of cross-linguistic lexical differences. Russian L2 learners’ performance deviated from the Russian monolingual pattern suggesting that acquisition of partial conceptual equivalents creates acquisition issues for Russian L2 learners. Extended exposure to the L2 culture did not seem to facilitate successful acquisition of the concept devushka leading the author to argue that explicit L2 instructions are necessary for successful acquisition of Russian female terms.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectINDEX WORDS: cross-linguistic differences, devushka, bilingualism, Russian as L2.
dc.titleThe dynamics of bilingual mental lexcon
dc.title.alternativethe effects of partical conceptual equivalence on acquisition of Russian as an L2
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentLinguistics Program
dc.description.majorLinguistics
dc.description.advisorVictoria Hasko
dc.description.committeeVictoria Hasko
dc.description.committeeKeith Langston
dc.description.committeeLinda Harklau


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