Function Of Reading Fictions In Language Development

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Abstract

In current time, it can be noticed that literature plays
such a small role in the life of modern society. The new
generation departs from the literary and educational tradition,
which was very strong, developing over several centuries. The
reading circle has changed significantly under the influence of
the demand for special literature and books containing all sorts
of practical advice, and not on those that educate a person
morally.
Reading literature serves as a reflection of reality, a product of
art, and acknowledgment with nations’ culture. It occupies a
special place in the philosophy of language learning, enriching
vocabulary, improving aesthetic taste and humor. Each nation
can collect its historical memory and historical consciousness
through literature with hundreds of fictions, describing the
traditional culture of ancestors.
Additionally, the reading of fiction has a beneficial effect on the
mind, developing and improving its quality. It plays an
important role to understand the richness of the language and
to expand the vocabulary in the language learning process. The
reading of fictions arouse people’s keen interest in the culture
of other nations, the understanding of their worldviews. In any
language, there are polysemy of words, synonyms, antonyms,
homonyms, etc. For perfect mastery of the language, it is
necessary to understand the expression of words. In fictions, the
word is used in various meanings. Therefore, when learning a
language, it is very useful to work with literary texts. Today, the
student has his /her own peculiarities in the choice of text, that
is, in the choice of fictions. In this article, based on experience
of teaching literature, the effectiveness of the use of fictions in
language learning and the methods of its use will be considered,
as well as the effective aspects of the development of a language
through fiction will be analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number22
Pages (from-to)153
Number of pages162
JournalJournal of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Keywords

  • fiction, language development, literature, culture.

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