ERIC Number: ED566696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Stylistics in the Southeast Asian ESL or EFL Classroom: A Collection of Potential Teaching Activities
Gonzales, Wilkinson Daniel Wong; Flores, Eden R.
Online Submission, TESOL International Journal v11 n1 p96-107 Jun 2016
For the past few decades, stylistics has emerged as a discipline that encompasses both literary criticism and linguistics. The integration of both disciplines opened many opportunities for English literature and language teachers to get creative in their teaching--by introducing the stylistic approach in their classrooms. However, in a typical Southeast Asian classroom (Sadiman, 2004), several problems such as the lack of resources, scarcity of quality teaching strategies, time defciency, as well as the unfamiliarity of authentic assessment seem to impede the utilization of the mentioned approach or other learner-centered approaches. Moreover, only limited literature on the analysis, let alone the teaching, of the ballad adopting the stylistic method are evident. This paper could be described as an attempt to address these problems. It provides a fresh perspective in analyzing a well-known 18th century British ballad, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," in the syntactical/structural, lexical, and phonological aspects of stylistics. It also attempts to explain the evident theme of warfare based on textual evidences in the aforementioned aspects. In addition, it contributes to the existing literature advocating the stylistic approach in both the teaching of language and literature. Furthermore, it provides several potential comprehensive activities that take into account the challenging setting and situation of Southeast Asian English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms, especially at the tertiary level. This paper also has implications on classrooms that experience the same aforementioned challenges, and is not only limited to the Southeast Asian context.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Language Styles, Syntax, Lexicology, Phonology, Reading Comprehension, Language Usage, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Literary Criticism, Critical Thinking, Critical Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, Vocabulary, Phrase Structure, Imagery
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia