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Title: English borrowings in Saudi Arabian newspapers : a case study of three Saudi Arabian newspapers between 2010 and 2015
Author: Alshamrani, Saad Salem
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2017
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In recent times, newspapers have been considered to be an important medium for providing people with news, views and many other sources of information from all over the world related to their daily lives. The language of any given newspaper is acknowledged as a modern form of any language which may unavoidably bear the influence of another language/s, particularly English in the modern era. Many studies have been carried out to investigate the influence of English on the language of newspapers in different languages from different perspectives. The current study is one of these studies. It is mainly concerned with investigating the influence of English on Arabic in the context of Saudi Arabian newspapers within a period of five years between 2010 and 2015, and in exploring the use of English borrowings during this period and how they unfolded over the years. Three Saudi newspapers were selected to be surveyed and all relevant English borrowings were extracted and classified according to five semantic categories: politics, economics, culture, sports, and science and technology. In addition, the study included a questionnaire to draw on the attitude and perceptions of a number of Saudi newspapers‟ readers and writers (377 participants) towards this linguistic practice. The result of the study suggests that English borrowings are diffused in the context of the selected Saudi newspapers and their use was applied to all designated semantic categories in both years; 2010 and 2015, with different levels of quantity and frequency under each semantic category. Also, the result suggests that there is a tendency among the Saudi participants to resist this linguistic practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Shaqra University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: English language ; Arabic newspapers