Paying attention to the words: Practical and theoretical problems in watching television programmes with uni-lingual (CEEFAX) sub-titles

Robert Vanderplank

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    Abstract

    In this article, a study is described which aimed at gaining insights into how learners of English may best make use of television programmes with uni-lingual sub-titles intended for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. While these sub-titles do appear to make a wide variety of programmes accessible that would otherwise be impossible or at least very difficult to follow, there are several limitations to their value as a language learning resource. The findings of the study also suggest that a complex model is needed to capture the processes observed in and reported by learners who make use of the extensive comprehensible input available in television programmes. © 1990.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-234
    Number of pages14
    JournalSystem
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

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