Exploring informal and colloquial language through Netflix’s Derry Girls

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dc.contributor Calvo Benzies, Yolanda Joy
dc.contributor.author Serra Ballester, Bàrbara Pilar
dc.date 2019
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-03T11:31:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-03T11:31:29Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/150787
dc.description.abstract [eng] The presence of colloquial and informal language is rather neglected in today’s EFL classrooms. The following study aims to demonstrate that this vocabulary, part of a genuine, real-world English, can be incorporated into the lesson in a unique way; by using authentic audio-visual materials like television sitcoms. For this dissertation, several fields have been explored in depth, such as the value of those genuine products as a teaching tool, that goes hand in hand with students’ motivation, the relevance of the cultural competence and further aspects like the purpose of working with informal and colloquial word-forms, the irrefutable role of captions and an analysis of the incidental vocabulary acquisition phenomenon in the language learning experience. Moreover, this MA dissertation includes an empirical study conducted with 4th of ESO students which aimed at analysing whether using the Northern Irish TV show Derry Girls is a beneficial tool to gain new vocabulary like idioms and phrasal verbs. The results obtained indicate that students were more motivated when learning English this way; moreover, it in fact helped most of them learn new vocabulary. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
dc.rights all rights reserved
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 37 - Educació. Ensenyament. Formació. Temps lliure ca
dc.subject 79 - Diversions. Espectacles. Cinema. Teatre. Dansa. Jocs. Esports ca
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject.other Informal language ca
dc.subject.other Colloquial language ca
dc.subject.other EFL ca
dc.subject.other TV sitcom ca
dc.subject.other Derry Girls ca
dc.title Exploring informal and colloquial language through Netflix’s Derry Girls ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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