Pardon my French : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Flook, Chris en_US
dc.contributor.author Tipton, Sterling A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:28:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:28:26Z
dc.date.created 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other A-340 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/192889
dc.description.abstract Aujourd'hui, Ia convergence des medias et la globalisation augmentent exponentiellement, et le statut des Etats-Unis comme puissance mondiale a donc merle a ('expansion de sa culture partout dans le monde. Grace a ce pays, l'anglais est devenu la seule langue de communication et commerce international. On aspire a bien l'apprendre, et meme ceux qui ne l'etudient pas savent quelques phrases courantes. Des pays innombrables ont ete exposés a cette americanisation, et plusieurs entre eux ont developpe des mauvaises opinions de ce pays a cause de son invasion de leurs cultures et de ses actions politiques. Malgre les efforts des pays strangers de s'adapter a la domination anglophone, les americains ordinaires ignorent presque tout quant aux cultures etrangeres, et les stereotypes sont souvent l'etendue de leurs connaissances. Dans cette situation je vois une devaluation de Ia culture americaine qui devient floue davantage, et je me demande comment trouver la vraie definition d'identite culturelle, surtout la mienne. Dans un dossier digital interactif de mes experiences en France et au Quebec, j'examine des divers aspects de la culture francophone, et je decouvre son influence sur mon identity.In today's world where media convergence and globalization are exponentially growing, America's status as a dominant world power has caused its culture to spread across the globe. Thanks to this country, English has become the language of international communication and trade. Many non-Anglophones strive to learn the language, and those who don't are still familiar with basic phrases. Countless countries have been exposed to this Americanization, and several have consequently developed negative views of the country due to its political actions and increasing invasion of their societies. Despite the efforts of other cultures to adapt to Anglophone domination, the average American knows relatively little about the outside world, and stereotypes are frequently the extent of foreign cultural knowledge. This situation has caused me to see a devaluation and blurring of the American culture and has made me question how to define cultural identity, especially my own. Through an interactive digital compilation of my experiences in France and Quebec, I explore various aspects of francophone culture and discover the impact it has on my identity.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 8 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Telecommunication. en_US
dc.title Pardon my French : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1569053 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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