A STUDY OF LANGUAGE USED FROM SELECTED DIGITAL STORYTELLINGJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH -GRANTHAALAYAH (Vol.4, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2016-03-30
Authors : Ratchadaporn Boonsing; Nutprapha K. Dennis;
Page : 27-32
Keywords : Vocabulary Learning; Storytelling; Aesop’s fable; Part of speech.;
The purpose of this independent study was to analyze the frequency of part of speech type from a digital storytelling application. The data was selected from twenty Aesop's fables. They were categorized into eight part of speech type: noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and determiner. Based on the twenty stories, there were a total of 1,341 words. The results show that, first, there were 313 or 23.34% categorized as verbs, second, 263 nouns or 19.61%, third, 183 pronouns or 13.65%, forth, 174 determiners or 12.98%, fifth, 120 prepositions or 8.95%, sixth, 115 conjunctions or 8.58%, seventh, adverbs or 6.82%, and, eighth, 81 adjectives or 6.04%. Therefore, the most frequent part of speech type used in the digital storytelling application was verb with 313 words at the percentage of 23.34%. And the least frequently used type in storytelling was the adjective with 81 words at the percentage of 6.04%. The results show that “verb” was the most frequently used in the storytelling. Verbs were in every sentence of fables. The next most frequently used noun, pronoun, determiner, preposition, conjunction, adverb and adjective, respectively. The results of the study can help students learning vocabulary and their functions more conveniently.
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