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Characteristics of Vietnamese lexis of Vietnamese Australian immigrants

Dao, Muc Dich


The Vietnamese of Australian communities (VAC) still maintains many obsolete expressions originating from and related to the Southern Vietnamese political institutions of the pre-1975 Southern government. In addition, VAC has adopted English loanwords (ELs) through close contact with Australian English and uses them extensively to fill gaps in vocabulary. English loanwords have not only been borrowed in their original forms but were also nativized through the mechanism of loanwords and loan...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS)


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