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Title: ENGLISH POETRY IN ETHIOPIA: THE RELEVANCE OF STYLISTICS IN AN EFL CONTEXT
Authors: BERHANU, MATTHEWS
Advisors: Professor H. G. Widdowson
Copyright: Jul-1994
Date Added: 24-Nov-2012
Abstract: This thesis sets out to examme the principles and procedures of contemporary literary stylistic theory and to explore ways of using a stylistic analysis approach in the teaching of literature. The central aim is to find an approach to literature that can offer possibilities for introducing an integrated literature teaching programme which can facilitate the development of literary understanding and linguistic competence in students in the EFL context at Addis Ababa University (AAU). There are three main sections in the thesis: evaluation, theory and application. The opening section, chapters one and two, focuses on the description and assessment of the research problem. Since literature teaching has been and still is undergoing a significant decline in this context, chapter one argues for the existence of the subject. The second chapter offers an overview of the situation of English language and literature teaching in Ethiopia. The middle section, chapters three - five, is theoretical. Chapters three and four examine the basic issues in literary criticism and stylistic analysis approaches to style and literature and consider their implications for literary text analysis and literary pedagogy. The exercise in chapter five illustrates how the theoretical views of the two approaches are borne out in critical practice, ii iii The final section of the thesis, chapters six - eight, is devoted to a discussion of the principles of approach and ways of operationalizing them. Chapter six shows how the principles of stylistic analysis approach are suited to the teaching of literature at AAU with particular reference to poetry. Chapter seven offers specific activities proposed to demonstrate how the principles might be implemented in the classroom. Chapter eight attempts to recapitulate the highlights of the discussion in the three sections.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3972
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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