The effect of the English on Hungarian in an immigrant language: an analysis of letters written by a Hungarian American to his relatives

Szabó Evelin (2006) The effect of the English on Hungarian in an immigrant language: an analysis of letters written by a Hungarian American to his relatives. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the Hungarian language of one Hungarian-American bilingual person through the letters he wrote to his relatives from 1957 to 1972. This analysis is based on a comparison. The subject's first fourteen letters were written outside Hungary, in Yugoslavia, where he was not in contact with English yet. The fifteenth letter was the first that arrived from New York, USA. The paper considers the language of the first fourteen letters to be the Hungarian as used in Hungary (HH), and analyzes the deviations which can be found in the subsequent letters. Following a pattern of the researches on HungarianAmerican bilingualism, the paper focuses on four main areas, namely morphology, syntax, lexicon, and orthography. The deviations are analyzed through examples from the letters. The glosses of the examples are given in three separate lines, of which the first one contains the example itself, the second the morpheme-by-morpheme glosses aligned with the corresponding morphemes of the example, and the third line the sense translation ;in (single) quotes. The fourth part of the paper aims to examine the changes of the subject's orthography. The analysis focuses on the effect of the American English (AmE) on the subject's Hungarian and establishes whether the deviations can be attributed to the influence on AmE.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
Dr. Fenyvesi AnnaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Szarvas JúliaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2006
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. Apr. 12. 12:13
Last Modified: 2019. May. 30. 07:59
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/75620

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