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López-Garcia, Verònica; Rodríguez-Inés, Patricia – Interpreter and Translator Trainer, 2019
Recurring expressions and idiolectal speech patterns are often used by the scriptwriters of sitcoms to portray the personality of some of the characters. These expressions, which in many cases end up becoming popular, are so significant that they need be kept in the translated versions of these series. A corpus-based script analysis method that…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Translation, Units of Study, Teaching Methods
Stephens, Crissa – English Teaching Forum, 2012
Pre-service teachers around the world face a unique challenge: bridging the gap between traditional teaching focused on grammar translation and receptive skills, and communicative teaching aimed at well-rounded communication skills. Many new EFL teachers learned English in a traditional context that emphasized memorization and grammar, but after…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Research Projects, English (Second Language)