Essays about: "sitcom"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 essays containing the word sitcom.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Translating Similes into Swedish and Finnish in the Subtitles of How I Met Your Mother

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikationLinköpings universitet/Filosofiska fakulteten

    Author : Emma Heikkinen; [2018]
    Keywords : similes; audiovisual translation; subtitles; sitcom;

    Abstract : Similes are present in all kinds of verbal communication as they can exemplify difficult concepts by comparing them to more familiar ones, create unique imagery by combining two unexpected topics or help a person express their thoughts more accurately. However, they can be problematic to translate, especially in subtitles, where both time and space are limited. READ MORE

  3. 3. Are there gender differences in the use
 of questions in the sitcom Friends? : A case study of four episodes from 1994 and 2004

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Elin Jansson; [2018]
    Keywords : Form and function of questions; differences in question use; gender differences; gender roles over time; Nyckelord: Form och funktion av frågor; skillnader i frågeanvändande; genusskillnader; genusroller över tiden

    Abstract : The main aim of this paper was to identify the form and function of questions used by the three female and three male characters in the sitcom Friends, in order to see whether there were any gender differences in the use of questions. Another aim was to see whether gender roles remain static over time in the series, from 1994 to 2004. READ MORE

  4. 4. Grab Them By The Laugh : An analysis of South Park’s satire on Donald J. Trump and his Presidential Campaign

    University essay from Örebro universitet/Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap; Örebro universitet/Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap

    Author : Kristoffer Hangvar; Christian Norgren; [2018]
    Keywords : South Park; Donald Trump; satire; analysis; sitcom; cartoon; American; politics; parody; irony; pastiche; caricature.;

    Abstract : The purpose of this bachelor’s thesis is to analyse how the American adult cartoon sitcom South Park (Parker & Stone, 1997) is criticising Donald J. Trump and his presidential campaign through the use of satire and the relative tools of satire. READ MORE

  5. 5. Translation of Humour in Media From English Speech to Swedish Subtitles: A Pilot Study of Selected Episodes in the Sitcom Friends

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Agata Leshkovich; [2016-09-26]
    Keywords : engelska; English; Swedish; Audiovisual translation; humour; culture; sitcom; Friends;

    Abstract : The aim of this pilot study is to analyse the translation of humour in selected episodes in the American sitcom Friends from speech to Swedish subtitles in terms of linguistic and cultural aspects. The study was conducted qualitatively by choosing several episodes and thoroughly analysing the translation of linguistic and culture-specific features in order to explore what strategies of translation were implemented on different kinds of jokes, noting the constraints of interlingual subtitling. READ MORE