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Linguistic Environment

Linguistic Environment

During my last Linguistics Practicum class period, we discussed the factors both helping and working against the Congolese in their quest to learn English, an absolute necessity for anyone who would like to be employed outside of minimum-wage, manual jobs. In regards to their educational background, it appears that the majority of the population highly […]

Learning new things about acculturation

Learning new things about acculturation

The following was taken from the literature review I wrote in the fall of 2016: “The definition of acculturation is contested (Faragallah et al. 2007), but according to one of the first studies of acculturation by Redfield, Linton, and Herskovits (1936), acculturation is the culture change which results from continuous, first hand contact between two […]

Project Progress Update – slow but stead

Project Progress Update – slow but steady wins the race

Wow, what a world of bureaucracy to navigate in academia. Alex & I had submitted and gained approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Truman on October 5. The next day, we decided to change our methodology in order to complement COPLAC’s vision of outward-facing research. So instead of confidentially collecting data, we decided […]