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ERIC Number: ED503412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
An Interactive Analysis of Hyperboles in a British TV Series: Implications For EFL Classes
Sert, Olcay
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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. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.) [This paper was also published in the Annual Review of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, 2008, Vol.5, 1-28.]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom