Advisor

Marjorie Terdal

Date of Award

1987

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (77 p.)

Subjects

English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers, Wit and humor in education

Abstract

Teachers of English to speakers of other languages have often incorporated humor in the curriculum, yet a recent computer search revealed that there were no empirical studies which have shown that curricular humor enhances English language learning. The three specific questions of the thesis are: does the use of curricular humor 1) improve memory/recall, 2) improve over-all English proficiency, and 3) result in the subjects' having more positive attitudes towards Americans, and if so, does a more positive attitude correlate with improved memory/proficiency?

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20644

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