YABANCI DİL OLARAK İNGİLİZCE KULLANAN YAZARLARIN İNGİLİZCE YAZMAYA DAİR GÖRÜŞLERİNİN BİR METAFORİK ANALİZİ

İngilizce yazma kavramı pek çok kişi için giderek artan bir ortak ilgi alanı haline dönüşmektedir ve yazma becerilerinin geliştirilmesi dil öğreniminde geliştirilmesi en karmaşık beceriler arasındadır. Bu çalışmada yabancı dil olarak İngilizce yazarların İngilizce yazma hakkındaki görüşlerini metaforlar aracılığıyla inceledik çünkü olgu bilim araştırmalarının önemli bir aracı olarak metafor analizi sosyal, psikolojik, dilbilimsel ve bilişsel pek çok değişkenle ilgili değerli veriler sağlamaktadır. Bu olgu bilimsel betimleyici çalışma bir Türk üniversitesinde gerçekleştirilmiş ve İngiliz Dili Eğitimi alan 56 katılımcı çalışmaya katılmıştır. Yabancı dil olarak İngilizce yazarların yabancı dil olarak İngilizce yazmaya ilişkin görüşleri katılımcıların metaforik kavramları yoluyla elde edilmiştir. Çalışma öğrencilere ait yabancı dil olarak İngilizce yazmaya ilişkin çok önemli görüşler ortaya çıkarırken veri analizi yazmaya dair temel olarak süreç ve ürün odaklı temalara işaret etmektedir. Daha açık ifadesiyle, araştırma sonuçları yazma sürecine dair 19 tema açığa çıkarırken, yazmaya ürün bakışıyla ilgili olarak da 6 tema tanımlanabilmiştir. Araştırmanın dikkat çekici bulguları arasında İngilizce yazmayı bireysel gelişim süreci olarak yansıtan temalar, yazmanın psikolojik, duygusal ve güdüsel boyutlarına dair temalar ve yazar kimliğine dair temalar yer almaktadır.

A metaphorical analysis of EFL writers’ views about writing in English

The concept of writing in English has increasingly been a common area of interest for many, and developing writing skills is among the most complex skills to master in language learning. In this study, we investigated EFL writers’ views about writing in English through metaphors because, as a significant tool of phenomenology research, metaphorical analysis provides valuable data about many social, psychological, linguistic and cognitive variables.  This phenomenological descriptive study was conducted at a Turkish university with 56 ELT major students, and ELT majors’ views on EFL writing, through metaphorical conceptions of the participants, were obtained in the study. The study reveals some significant data on learner views of EFL writing, and the data analysis suggest themes mainly with regard to writing as a process, and writing as a product. Specifically, the results of the study disclosed 19 themes regarding the process, and 6 themes could be identified in connection with viewing writing as a product. Themes that indicate views of writing in English pertaining to being an individual development process, themes about psychological, emotional and motivational dimensions of writing, and writer identity are among the prominent findings discovered in the research. 

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