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Occupational Obstacles Encountered by Social Workers at Medical Institutions in the City of Amman

Show simple item record Al-Awawdeh, Amal Salem Akroush, Lubna Jawdat badah, Ahmed Mohamad 2018-07-30T07:05:42Z 2018-07-30T07:05:42Z 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1985-8647
dc.description.abstract Students in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Bahrain are required to study works of English Literature yet, typically, they are not equipped with the necessary reading skills to do so. Many will rely on graded readers or the kind of synopses common to published study notes. Over several semesters, students were assigned to read the first four paragraphs of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens and asked to respond to them by answering the question “How does the text make you feel?” (in line with the approach known as Reader-Response). Significantly, being asked to respond to a text at all threw most into a panic and, as has been the case in ten years of me teaching semantics at the University and asking the same question of the same text, hardly anyone was able to provide a satisfactory answer. A Stylistic analysis of the lexical structure of the text demonstrates why its ‘meaning’ is unambiguous and why Dickens chose to say in 437 words what might be expressed in just seven. The conclusion is that an overexposure to syntagmatic features of texts denies students access to, and leaves them ignorant of, the paradigmatic structure and lexical complexity so important to appreciating Literature. en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
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dc.subject lexical relations
dc.subject meaning
dc.subject reading
dc.subject literature
dc.subject Dickens
dc.title Occupational Obstacles Encountered by Social Workers at Medical Institutions in the City of Amman en_US
dc.title.alternative معوقات الممارسة المهنية لدى الأخصائي الاجتماعي في المؤسسات الطبية في مدينة عمان
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 2015
dc.issue 01
dc.pagestart 180
dc.pageend 202
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JHS

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