Shedding Light on Production of Idioms by ESL Learners: A Quantitative Study at International Burch University

BASTUG, Harun and SALIHAGIC, Selma (2013) Shedding Light on Production of Idioms by ESL Learners: A Quantitative Study at International Burch University. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Abstract

Key words: figurative expressions, idioms knowledge, idioms production ABSTRACT Learning a language implies learning both, its literal and figurative elements. Idioms, as figurative expressions in language, are considered as very important part of communication, since they are commonly and very often used in English language in speaking and writing, as well as in formal and informal context. The aim of this paper is to present results of a study which purpose is to investigate whether there is a correlation between idioms knowledge and idioms production. The study is conducted at the International Burch University on the students of English Language and Literature Department on the assumption that even if learners of ESL are being taught and exposed to hear idioms, understand them and are aware of their importance, still, they are reserved when it comes to their usage in communication. Thus, answers will be sought on the following research questions: Can students recognize idioms? Do students understand idioms? Do students use idioms in their communication?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 12:24
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 12:24
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1792

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