Summary Of Language Acquisition Through Alice Munro's Short Fiction

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Language Acquisition through Alice Munro’s Short Fiction
R. Bhuvaneswari1, Dr. V. Kundhavi2
1Ph. D Research Scholar (Full-Time), PG & Research Department of English, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Salem – 636 007.
2Associate Professor, PG & Research Department of English, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Salem – 636 007.
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Abstract: The world of short fiction both mirrors and illuminates human lives and makes the readers feel themselves comfortable and free for learning foreign language. There are quite a lot of rewards for using short stories in the classroom. The most helpful one is their practical length, which allows the student/ reader to conclude the task of reading in one sitting, or depending on the teachers ' approach. It can be entirely read within one or two class lessons. Short fiction is a valuable and an authentic resource for observing not only language but life itself. As students are always concerned about the amount of work they need to perform and often have the feeling of being overwhelmed, reading short stories seems to be less frightening, for their own definition suggests, they are ‘short’. In short fiction, characters act out all the real and symbolic acts which people carry out in their daily lives, and do so in a variety of registers and tones. It helps students coming from various backgrounds and communicates with each other because of its universal

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