Use of Response Inviting Structures in Literary Texts for Language Teaching

Tungesh, G M (2018) Use of Response Inviting Structures in Literary Texts for Language Teaching. In: International Conference on Modern Approaches to English Language,Literature &Feminism Studies, 20/07/2018, Chandigarh.

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Developing an individual response to a literary text without violating its essential nature as communication and without denying its linguistic benefits can be a useful task for any language teacher. Teaching English language using literary texts through the exercises such as comprehension, paraphrase or summary would amount to distorting its essential nature as communication. That is, the learners make attempt to reproduce indiscriminately the critical opinions of others or indulge in fanciful interpretations based on their whims and fancies. If teachers provide their interpretations of their own, it would amount to depriving the learners of their communicative potential of the very language they are actively engaged in learning. And, it is important to note that the literary texts exemplify very characteristically which becomes the source for language development. Thus, it becomes a challenging task to the teachers of literature how to relate the linguistic aims of ELT/TESOL classes with the literary nature of the resource materials prescribed in the curriculum. Citing examples from literary texts, this paper attempts to illustrate a methodology which can meet these objectives. It can be suggested that such a methodology based on pedagogic stylistic approach can have relevance for the teaching of literature as subject in undergraduate ELT/ TESOL classes

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Text literature linguistics pedagogy response style
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 09:07
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 09:07

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