ERIC Number: ED481419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Stylistic Approach to Foreign Language Acquisition and Literary Analysis.
Berg, William J.; Martin-Berg, Laurey K.
This paper discusses an approach to teaching third college year "bridge" courses, showing that students in a course that focuses on language and culture as well as students in an introductory course on literary analysis can benefit from using a stylistic approach to literacy texts to understand both form and content. The paper suggests that a stylistic approach teaches students how to look for and interpret stylistic dimensions of a text. It illustrates this approach by showing how students can compare two versions of the fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty" (a 17th century version and a modern version for children), in order to uncover grammatical and semantic differences between the texts. In another example, it demonstrates that by comparing the first sentence of Flaubert's short story, "Un Coeur Simple," with a teacher-generated reformulated first sentence, students in an introduction to literary analysis class can learn how to use semantic analyses to gain a deeper understanding of literature. (Contains 26 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: SLA and the Literature Classroom: Fostering Dialogues. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series of Annual Volumes; see FL 027 849.