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Title: Animal idioms in English and Kurdish: with some Animal idioms in English and Kurdish: with some pedagogical implications
Authors: Mawlood, Aween Muhammad Ameen
Supervisors: Coleman, Julie
Waters, Cathleen
Award date: 20-Apr-2018
Presented at: University of Leicester
Abstract: The primary and foremost objective of this particular study is to know the perspective of the comprehension and teaching of English idioms to Kurdish Learners. The study focuses on two major parts that make idioms difficult to Kurdish learners. Kurdish students encountered many difficulties while learning idioms and the teachers’ lacks of interest in this field have made it more difficult for the students to attain expertise in English idioms. One of the primary and significant problems that the students encountered comprehends the literal meaning. Therefore, teachers teaching English idioms are focusing more on using local language in their lectures to help the students understand the literal meanings of the idiom. In this study, the researcher has ensured to implement qualitative research method and analyse the perception of both, teachers and the students. The analysis of the students was based on pre and post-test, whereas, teachers were given an opportunity to respond to express their perception through open-ended questions. Furthermore, certain methods were used to know the depth of the research hence questionnaires were considered helpful and so interviewed. However, qualitative research method was used for this particular research as it serves the purpose of maximizing strength and reducing the weakness. Therefore, there was mix of questionnaire and interviews used in the study to combine data and as a result, qualitative research method brought objective, replicable, and generalized findings bringing out more numerical data or statistical information. The participants were ranged from 18-51 and older to carry out research. The survey consisted of thirteen questions divided into three different groups. The participants were asked to participate in this study so that data can be easily collected. In addition to this, interviews were also used to carry out research from almost seven universities.
Type: Thesis
Level: Doctoral
Qualification: PhD
Rights: Copyright © the author. All rights reserved.
Appears in Collections:Leicester Theses
Theses, Dept. of English

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