Mass Media (TV and Radio) News and Language Learning

Bahrani, Taher and Sim, Tam Shu (2011) Mass Media (TV and Radio) News and Language Learning. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Two important issues regarding the selection and preparation of TV news for language learning are: the content of the news and the linguistic difficulty. Content is described as being specialized or universal. Universal contexts are likely to be more comprehensible than specialized contexts. As for the linguistic difficulty, it consists of acoustic, lexical/syntactic and text-type difficulties. With regard to texttype, four types of spoken and visual elements are identified: symbolic, referential, schematic, and iconic. Audiovisual texts with greater iconic combinations are likely to be more comprehensible for language learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mass media, news, selection, content, linguistic difficulty
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 17:14
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 08:45
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/595

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