Definition of acculturation in English:

acculturation

noun

  • See acculturate

    • ‘But assimilation and acculturation usually mean the erosion of the cultural and social life of the immigrant group.’
    • ‘Other factors that influenced dietary acculturation were ethnic identity, length of exposure to and participation in the new country.’
    • ‘Structural anthropology addresses many of the acculturation and identity issues that affect individual behavior.’
    • ‘There is a growing consensus that acculturation should be considered when conducting research with Hispanic populations.’
    • ‘They have resisted acculturation by constructing social fences around their community.’
    • ‘Since acculturation is ultimately a personal choice, degrees of assimilation will vary from individual to individual.’
    • ‘The questions were primarily based on the research on cultural adjustment and acculturation.’
    • ‘The process of acculturation began early for the Cherokees with the introduction of European trade goods in 1673.’
    • ‘He probably went through a long process of acculturation and adjustment into the cult-like environment of his new reality.’
    • ‘As missionaries continued to exert their influence, other agents of change accelerated the acculturation of the tribe.’
    • ‘For example, higher acculturation has been found to be related to higher income and education as well as to alcohol use and to lower family cohesion.’
    • ‘These immigrant churches weathered acculturation and assimilation better than other immigrant institutions.’
    • ‘There was no need for integration and acculturation, and Russians maintained their sense of ethnic identity and confidence in belonging to a privileged class.’
    • ‘Problems of isolation, acculturation, and integration have been challenges for the host society.’
    • ‘The valuing of both a distinct ethnic identity and intergroup contact defines the integration mode of acculturation.’
    • ‘There are a few groups that have avoided acculturation and maintained the traditional lifestyle they brought from the homeland.’
    • ‘Arguably, what we learn most in school is acculturation.’
    • ‘This complexity was demonstrated by results of the unique combinations we found between acculturation and family cohesiveness.’
    • ‘Continued use of their native language and dialect sustains homeland ties and delays acculturation.’
    • ‘Ethnic identity is not presented as synonymous with acculturation, which is viewed here in its narrowest sense as the acquisition of host culture traits.’

Pronunciation:

acculturation

/əkʌltʃəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/