Essays about: "idioms"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 essays containing the word idioms.

  1. 1. The effects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on students’ comprehension of idiomatic expressions in English as a second language

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Fridur Rún Dungal; [2021]
    Keywords : Age; Context; Extra-curricular activity; Frequency; Idiom comprehension; SLA; Transparency;

    Abstract : In the present investigation, 99 compulsory school students in Sweden were asked to define nine English idioms chosen for their variation in inherent transparency and frequency. The participants were divided into two groups, where Group 2 was provided with context of varying degrees of support, while Group 1 was not. READ MORE

  2. 2. Idioms in the Classroom : A qualitative study of teaching English idiomatic expressions in Swedish schools

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Ana Popovic; [2020]
    Keywords : idioms; idiomatic expressions; figurative language; pedagogy;

    Abstract : According to research, “out of the different types of nonliteral expressions, idioms are the most frequently encountered in discourse. Without a knowledge of idiomatic expressions a nonnative speaker can never fully understand an English movie, sitcom or even the news” (Burke, 1998: 149). READ MORE

  3. 3. Idiom-driven innermost loop vectorization in the presence of cross-iteration data dependencies in the HotSpot C2 compiler

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Programvara och system

    Author : William Sjöblom; [2020]
    Keywords : compiler; vectorization; SIMD; Java; HotSpot; code optimization; reductions; prefix sums; parallel programming; data-level parallelism;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a technique for automatic vectorization of innermost single statement loops with a cross-iteration data dependence by analyzing data-flow to recognize frequently recurring program idioms. Recognition is carried out by matching the circular SSA data-flow found around the loop body’s φ-function against several primitive patterns, forming a tree representation of the relevant data-flow that is then pruned down to a single parameterized node, providing a high-level specification of the data-flow idiom at hand used to guide algorithmic replacement applied to the intermediate representation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Beating about the bush: written production and comprehension of L2 idioms

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Lina Palm; [2019]
    Keywords : figurative meaning; idiom; keystroke logging; language transfer; literal meaning; phraseology; second language acquisition; second language learning; translation; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : A study on the online process of producing idioms in writing and how second language learners manage the production and comprehension of idioms may provide a useful and comprehensive investigation of the production, comprehension and acquisition of language. The study in this paper investigated how Swedish (L1) second language learners of English (L2) produce and comprehend written idioms in the L2. READ MORE

  5. 5. This paper sure is a brass ring!  : A quantitative study on the effect of context for non-native students’ interpretation of English idioms.

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Angelica Halling; [2018]
    Keywords : idiom; interpretation; non-native students; context; Sweden; figurative meaning; familiarity; transparency;

    Abstract : Idioms are a big part of languages but can cause trouble for communication, especially for non-native speakers of a language. Interpreting idioms correctly means that one must derive a figurative meaning from words that individually mean something else. READ MORE