Unpacking Grammatical Metaphors in Native Speaker Online Guest Lectures to Improve Students’ Comprehension
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- grammatical metaphor; student’s guest lecture; student’s comprehension
Online guest lectures from international educators and experts present great opportunities for university students, especially in developing countries like Indonesia, to be exposed to the most recent development in science. Digitalization allows more guest lectures to be conducted online, which is much more practical and cheaper than traditional offline visiting lectures. However, besides having to cope with some challenges associated with online learning, many Indonesian students still struggle with their English language comprehension, especially in the academic genre. Difficulties in academic English, especially in writing, include abstraction, technicalities, and lexical density resulting from the use of grammatical metaphors. However, to what extent grammatical metaphors are used in spoken online lectures and how they affect students’ comprehension are still underexplored. This research qualitatively mapped the grammatical metaphors used in three native-speaker guest lectures on linguistics in Indonesian universities. Interviews were also conducted with 40 students following the lectures to determine their difficulties in understanding online lectures. This research also offers how students’ difficulties in understanding grammatical metaphors can be minimized by teaching students to unpack grammatical metaphors into more congruent forms.
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TY - CONF AU - Putu Nur Ayomi AU - Heri Kuswoyo AU - Akhyar Rido PY - 2023 DA - 2023/04/28 TI - Unpacking Grammatical Metaphors in Native Speaker Online Guest Lectures to Improve Students’ Comprehension BT - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 83 EP - 92 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_8 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_8 ID - Ayomi2023 ER -