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Title: Adding Idioms from a TV Series to Improve Communicative Competence in EFL Adults
Author: Escamilla Becerra, Ricardo
Advisor/Thesis Advisor: Sandoval Pineda, Angélica
Keywords: Idioms Nonnative;Sociolinguistic;Communicative Competence;Native Speakers;Learning English;Improvement In The Use Of Idioms
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1969
Publisher: Biblioteca Digital wdg.biblio
Universidad de Guadalajara
Abstract: Speaking a second language has been really important in a globalized world. Speaking English has, in the same path, become a pillar in the world of communications. The continuous growth of non-native speakers travelling and studying around the world has raisedthe need to communicate more naturally and effectively. In addition, the flexibility of the English language has enriched its vocabulary with words that native speakers use inreal world.English from England or the United States has added a wide variety of words and expressions to the language. The increment of thesenew words has added color to the language with plentyof idiomsas a part of the language itself. Idioms arethe main focus of this paper. Richards (1999) defines an idiom as “an expression which functions as a single unit and whose meaning cannot be worked out from its separate parts” (p. 172). Idioms are important for non-native speakers since they are frequentlyused for many daily life situations among native speakers. Idioms’ core of understanding is the figurative language, so learners must be aware of a vast group of words that supports the understanding of any idiomplus culturally specific knowledge.
URI: Maestría en Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera
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