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The act or process of assimilating. The state of being assimilated. Physiology The conversion of nutriments into living tissue; constructive metabolism. Linguistics The process by which a sound is modified so that it becomes similar or identical to an adjacent or nearby sound.
For example, the prefix in- becomes im- in impossible by assimilation to the labial p of possible.
The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture. The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated. The metabolic conversion of nutrients into tissue.
The absorption of new ideas into an existing cognitive structure. A sound change process by which the phonetics of a speech segment becomes more like that of another segment in a word or at a word boundaryso that a change of phoneme occurs.
The act or process of assimilating or bringing to a resemblance, likeness, or identity; also, the state of being so assimilated. The conversion of nutriment into the fluid or solid substance of the body, by the processes of digestion and absorption, whether in plants or animals.
The act or process of assimilating or of being assimilated. In physiology, the act or process by which organisms convert and absorb nutriment, so that it becomes part of the fluid or solid substances composing them.
In pathology, the supposed conversion, according to an obsolete theory, of the fluids of the body to the nature of any morbific matter. In philology, the act or process by which one alphabetic sound is rendered like, or less unlike, another neighboring sound; a lightening of the effort of utterance by lessening or removing the discordance of formation between different sounds in a word, or in contiguous words.
The kinds and degrees of assimilation are very various, and include a large part of the historical changes in the phonetic form of words. Examples are assimilate from Latin ad-similare, correction from Latin conrectio, impend from L. In physiology, the conversion of chyle into material suitable for appropriation by the tissues.
The process whereby new contents are received into a given consciousness: In Wundt's terminology, a particular form of the simultaneous association of ideas. In petrography, a term used to express the theory that molten magmas, when forced upward into the solid rocks, may, through fusion of included fragments or wall rock, absorb or assimilate a certain amount of these foreign materials, thus changing in some degree the chemical composition of the magma as a whole.
Examples In the social science literature on immigration and ethnicity, the term assimilation has been assigned various meanings.Assimilation.
Variables affecting assimilation. Studies of intermarriage. Assimilation of American Negroes. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Assimilation is a process in which persons of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds come to interact, free of these constraints, in the life of the larger community.
publisher description. making identities in a changing world / Stephen Cornell, Douglas Hartmann. and New Zealand. In addition, several new sections discuss treatments of neo-assimilation and segmented assimilation, and the invisibility of racial dominance. Incorporates the latest research and thinking in the field: Motivated by the.
Assimilation is a general term in phonetics for the process by which a speech sound becomes similar or identical to a neighboring sound. In the opposite process, dissimilation, sounds become less similar to one another.
Etymology From the Latin, "make similar to". Examples and Observations "Assimilation is the influence of a sound on a neighboring sound so that the two become similar or the same. Segmented assimilation theory offers two hypotheses to explain Mexicans’ socioeconomic assimilation: downward assimilation and Anglo-conformity.2 The downward assimilation hypothesis suggests that individual and group disadvantages combine with a negative context of reception, which results in a downward trend in socioeconomic outcomes.
14 CHAPTER 2 A rticulatory phonetics deals with the cat- Deﬁ ne coarticulation and assimilation, and describe the different types of The initial segment, the beginning por-tion of such a diphthong, is phonetically re-ferred to as the onglide, its end portion as the.
A Description of Segmented Assimilation; A Description of Segmented Assimilation. 9 September Social Class; The different classes an immigrant can identify him/herself with is the white upper/ middle class who is prosperous in their endeavors, a working class blue collar native and the not so fortunate lower class of the economical and.