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ERIC Number: EJ1129976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
"Pygmalion": A Study of Socio-Semantics
Anugerahwati, Mirjam
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v21 n2 p202-210 Aug 2010
This article discusses the novel "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw (1957) which depicts Eliza, a flower girl from East London, who became the subject of an "experiment" by a Professor of Phonetics who vowed to change the way she spoke. The story is an excellent example of a very real and contextual portrait of how language, particularly socio-semantics, plays a role in the achievement of communicative competence.
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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