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현대영어영문학검색

Journal of The English Language and Literature


  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 성격 : 학술지
  • - 간기: 계간
  • - 국내 등재 : KCI 등재
  • - 해외 등재 : -
  • - ISSN : 1738-7620
  • - 간행물명 변경 사항 : 영어영문학연구 → 현대영어영문학
논문제목
수록 범위 : 54권 2호 (2010)

Poe`s Narrative Tone in “Metzengerstein”

( Yon Jae Jung )
5,700
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Poe`s first published fiction, “Metzengerstein,” has presented current scholars with an aesthetic problem. Many critics claim that Poe`s earlier tales written during the years from 1833 to 1840 are mostly parodies of sensational Gothic fiction in contemporary magazines. Emphasizing the satirical context of the Folio Club tales, critics such as Alexander Hammond and G. R. Thompson have asserted that Poe`s "Metzengerstein" is intended to exaggerate the crude Gothic elements for humorous effect. This study is concerned with whether Poe originally intended his narrative tone of the tale to be satiric or serious. In this study I intend to demonstrate that "Metzengerstein" is not a burlesque derision of excessive Gothic narrative but a straightforward Gothic tale of terror which is replete with many of the customary elements: an ancient curse, a family rivalry, a somber castle setting, an obsessive tyrannical male, the appearance of a supernatural horse, an atmosphere of mystery and suspense, a devastating fire, and the metaphysical notion of the transmigration of souls. Poe combined all of these elements in order to produce a genuine tale of terror, making the story a successful continuation and deepening of the popular Gothicism. Even though it is an apprentice work with several conspicuous crudities, Poe`s "Metzengerstein" is one of the first and finest examples of the author`s fascination with and devotion to the Gothic tradition. (Konkuk University)

Teaching Subject-Based Content Using Task-Based Language Teaching Method

( Ji Eun Kim ) , ( Robert Otto Davis )
5,900
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This study suggests that teaching subject-based content using TBLT is effective in improving Korean students` communicative competence. The objectives of this study are to suggest teaching principles and teaching models for this teaching method. To reach such objectives, the theories of Willis (1996), Nunan (2004) and Snow (2001) are selected and discussed and ways to maximize the improvement of Korean students` communicative competence and reduce the gap between Korean student`s cognition level and language level, as well as their lack of experience in TBLT, are considered. The principles are; Use tasks which can maximize the chance to improve communicative competency; select more meaningful tasks, and so on. In addition to these principles, a teaching model and a sample lesson plan are suggested and these may be readily applied to Korean English classes. (Kwandong University)

The Relativity of Marked Case in English Sentences

( Eun Kyeong Lee )
6,200
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This paper delves into the relative distribution of Case markedness depending on kinds of sentences. According to the subjects, KSs(Korean Speakers) and NSs(Native Speakers), it is shown that types of the sentences have an important impact on Case markedness: Firstly, simple sentences and embedded sentences present little difference between KSs and NSs. Secondly, coordinations note considerable markedness in that KSs are quite conscious of Case assignor and NSs, locality. Lastly, in case of cleft sentences and extra sentences having no Case assignor, whereas KSs reflect the syntactic position or mutually linked form of subject, NSs prefer Acc more remarkably than Nom. This paper proposes that Case markedness in English is relative in that two Cases, Nom and Acc can both be marked in different situations. (Chonbuk university)

A Study of Korean College Students` Judgment of English Noun Countability

( Sang Hyock Lee )
6,200
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Native speakers of English have internalized the rules of English grammar including the ones that govern the countability of English nouns. But those who learn English as a foreign language find it extremely difficult to master the metamorphic characteristics of the countability of English nouns. Some of the authentic writing samples are introduced in this paper to discuss common errors made by Korean college students. A careful and in-depth analysis of the students` errors suggests that most of the errors stem from the fact that the concept of countability of nouns in the Korean language is not as complicated as it is in the English language. Since English nouns tend to shift their countability status according to context and situations, it will be helpful to make use of sentences and dialogues that contain some of the particular nouns that need attention. (Keimyung University)

Korean University Students` Attitudes towards Peer Review in EFL Writing)

( Eun Soo Park )
6,000
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This study aims to investigate Korean university students` attitudes towards peer review. To fulfill the purpose of the study, a fourteen-item questionnaire was developed by focusing on four areas: the importance of putting compositions through successive drafts, the process of reading other students`writing, the process of responding to that writing by providing written feedback, and the value of peer feedback to the ongoing process of revising a composition. Thirty-three Korean university students who were majoring in English education participated in this study. The results showed that the students in this study had a positive attitude toward using peer review. More specifically, the students found peer review activity useful in revising their own compositions by discovering their own most frequent errors, and learning new vocabulary, organizational patterns, and grammatical structures from each other. Besides, the students stated that peer comments enhanced a sense of audience and foster the ownership of text. A significant difference among groups (advanced, intermediate, beginners) was found when asked whether they would write several drafts of a composition even if not told to do so by the instructor. (Kyungnam University)

Tragic Mulatto Image in Larsen`s Passing

( Eun Mi Seo )
5,800
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This paper aims to discuss tragic mulatto image in Larsen`s novel Passing. Larsen is one of the most famous female writers during the Harlem Renaissance. Larsen is a biracial woman who has experienced the racial discrimination in the American society. Larsen`s personal experiences as a biracial woman are reflected in her short novels such as Quicksand and Passing. In Passing, Larsen created two mulatta female characters who pass for white. Clare always pretends to be a white woman since she has married to a white man. On the other hand, Irene who has a dark husband passes rarely. Through Clare and Irene`s life and their embattled friendship, we can understand the tragedy and agony of passing in multiracial American society.

English Reading Performance and Test-taking Strategies Use in the Two Reading Test Formats

( Jian Shi ) , ( Jeong Won Lee )
6,000
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The present study reports an investigation into the comparison of test-taking strategies use in the two English reading test formats. Participants were 106 college level Chinese-speaking students of non-English majors, taking an obligatory English class in a college in China. They were randomly assigned to two groups: Group A taking the paper-pencil test and Group B the computer-based test. They took 20-item multiple-choice English reading comprehension test in each test format before answering a 16-item test-taking strategy questionnaire. The results revealed that 1) there were no significant effects of the test formats on their English reading test performance; 2) there were some effects of the test formats on their strategies use; and 3) the test formats had effects on strategies use of the low-level test-takers. (Chungnam National University)

Error Logs as a Pedagogical Approach for Error Correction in L2 Writing

( Ho Jung Yu )
5,800
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Error correction has been heatedly debated over its effectiveness in writing instruction. Some L2 writing scholars argue that error correction is time-consuming and not helpful for learners to improve their writing competence. Others claim that carefully designed feedback can be meaningful, contextualized, and responsive to student needs. This study was to examine progress or changes that learners made in handling local errors in writing, such as language use, lexicon, or sentence structure. Twenty-three primary school teachers participated in this study where they were asked to keep error logs, as a pedagogical approach, after receiving teacher feedback. I investigated error types and changes over the course of the training. The findings indicated that the learners showed their noticeable frequency of errors in sentence structure, noun endings, articles, mechanics, prepositions, SV agreement, and word choice. The number of errors was reduced as the learners managed them through the error logs. (Jeonju University)
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The main purpose of this paper is to examine how Byron`s Childe Harold`s Pilgrimage IV depicts the mutability and ironic results of man`s diverse cultural activities and achievements. A number of textual evidences clearly reveal one of the recurrent motifs, which features Childe Harold`s unswerving meditations on the changeable, unexpected consequences of man`s artistic or literary pursuits and productions. The poet gradually unfolds the multiple layers of the protagonist`s subtle and complex observations into the diverse and mutable aspects of human enterprises, deploying efficient structure, imagery, and tonal complexity to elaborate such thematic concerns. The paper also aims to scrutinize how Childe Harold searches for the undeminishing power and influence of the imperishable spirit which persistently underlies art, nature, and the human mind. Indeed, Childe Harold undertakes a spiritual journey in which he struggles to surpass the transitory sides of man`s efforts and attainments embodied in the external cultural products. (Changwon National University)
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