Research project The project studies French in film conversations. One objective is to analyse the use of figurative language in itself, another is to connect the material to students’ knowledge about and understanding of figurative language.
Some uses of figurative language are established in expressions or metaphors, others are created during conversation. Expressions that are not pre-established are of particular interest here. Word groups with figurative meaning will be identifyed by looking at contradictions, seemingly meeningless utterances and utterances that deviate from the context. The project will expand knowledge about figurative of language in film conversations, about figurative language in general and about students’ understanding of figurative meanings within foreign language learning.