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Type of publication: Magistro darbas / Master thesis
Field of Science: Filologija (H004) / Philology
Author(s): Morgan, Devon
Title: Language and study abroad: A comparative case study between Lithuanian and Japanese students
Other Title: Kalba ir studijos užsienyje: lyginamasis Lietuvos ir Japonijos studentų atvejo tyrimas
Extent: 51 p.
Date: 11-Jun-2019
Keywords: Study abroad;Lithuanian;Japanese;Survey;Language;Studijuoti užsienyje;Lietuvių;Japonų;Tyrimas;Kalba
Abstract: This thesis compares Lithuanian and Japanese students. In the framework of intercultural communication and linguistics, the purpose of this study is to determine whether and to what extent the cultural backgrounds of Lithuanian and Japanese students influence their desire or ability to learn the local language while studying abroad in each other’s countries. The data was collected using a survey and answers four research questions. The first research question is whether Lithuanians and Japanese students differ in terms of collectivism or individualism and if one group identifies more with one of these than the other. The second research question is if there are differences between the two groups in terms of adapting better to the host country. The third is if there are differences in the willingness to learn the language of the host country. The fourth and final will examine if there are differences in the willingness to establish social contact with the locals. The results showed that Japanese students tend to be more collectivist, that neither group adapted more than the other, and that Lithuanians were more motivated to learn the host language. The results of the final research were mixed and the reasons are detailed in the results chapter of this thesis.
Affiliation(s): Lituanistikos katedra
Humanitarinių mokslų fakultetas
Appears in Collections:2019 m. (HMF mag.)

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