TITLE

AN INTERACTIVE ANALYSIS OF HYPERBOLES IN A BRITISH TV SERIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR EFL CLASSES

AUTHOR(S)
Sert, Olcay
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Annual Review of Education, Communication & Language Sciences;Oct2008, Vol. 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper, part of an ongoing study on the analysis of hyperboles in a British TV series, reports findings drawing upon a 90,000 word corpus. The findings are compared to the ones from CANCODE (McCarthy and Carter 2004), a five-million word corpus of spontaneous speech, in order to identify similarities between the two. The analysis showed that TV series can be a useful tool for EFL learners when accompanied by explicit instruction in order to enhance communicative competence, and can be used to teach hyperbolic lexical items specifically. A sample lesson plan is also given for practical use in classrooms.
ACCESSION #
44921136

 

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