Essays about: "proverbs in english"

Found 5 essays containing the words proverbs in english.

  1. 1. Swedish adolescents' understanding of concrete and abstract English proverbs

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Heidi Meininger; [2020]
    Keywords : understanding of proverbs; later language development; second language acquisition; gender and language development; language acquisition and language development;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to find out how well Swedish adolescents understand concrete and abstract English proverbs, if concrete proverbs are easier to understand than abstracts ones, if there are differences between boys’ and girls’ and between monolinguals’ and bilinguals’ understanding of these. In a multiple-choice questionnaire, Swedish 7th to 9th graders read 15 short stories followed by three choices. READ MORE

  2. 2. Embodiment in Proverbs: Representation of the eye(s) in English, Swedish, and Japanese

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Jessica Berggren; [2018]
    Keywords : Embodiment; Conceptual metaphor theory; Proverbs; Paremiology; Cross-linguistics;

    Abstract : This study will examine the representation and embodiment of the body part eye(s), in proverbs. The research is cross-linguistic as the proverbs analysed are in the languages English, Swedish, and Japanese. READ MORE

  3. 3. Code-Switching in Chinua Achebe's Novels

    University essay from Institutionen för kommunikation och information

    Author : Hanna Larsson; [2008]
    Keywords : Code-switching; Nigerian Pidgin English; Chinua Achebe;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to point out how Chinua Achebe uses different features of Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin English (NPE) in four of his novels. Firstly, there will be an explanation of the terms code switching and proverb, followed by an overview of Pidgin Languages and Nigerian Pidgin English. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Conceptual Motivation of Animals Proverbs in English and Chinese

    University essay from Högskolan Kristianstad/Sektionen för lärande och miljö

    Author : Jie Fu; [2008]
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  5. 5. When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do : Proverbs as a Part of EFL Teaching

    University essay from Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

    Author : Maria Hanzén; [2007]
    Keywords : proverbs; EFL; ESL; culture; metaphors; communication; teaching; language;

    Abstract : This essay was underpinned by the premise that the proverb plays an important role in language teaching as a part of gaining cultural knowledge, metaphorical understanding and communicative competence. The purpose with this essay was to examine whether proverbs are a part of the EFL (English as Foreign Language) teaching in the county of Jönköping, Sweden. READ MORE