The role-playing game Final Fantasy 7 and English vocabulary development

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Publication Student essay 15hp
Title The role-playing game Final Fantasy 7 and English vocabulary development
Author Jakobsson, Joel ; Ullman, Sara
Date 2017
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Abstract In this study, the role-playing game Final Fantasy 7 was analysed in regards of its qualities for English language development. Areas concerning language, specifically vocabulary, and video games explored in this study were academic words, words that express time, collocations, frequency, and keywords. Other areas investigated in this study are video games in connection to the syllabus for English, students’ outside of school interests, and implications for teaching. Data from a corpus-based vocabulary analysis showed that the players of Final Fantasy 7 will encounter a rich variety of words and linguistic features. Further, the text of Final Fantasy 7 shares a lot of the same qualities with texts from English 5 and 6, concerning academic words. Although, an analysis of keywords in the game and in the school texts also showed some differences, mainly in terms of grammatical variations, which indicate that Final Fantasy 7 can function as a complement to typical school texts.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Lärande och samhälle
Pages 37
Language eng (iso)
Subject Video games
digital games
Final Fantasy 7
English language development
vocabulary
vocabulary acquisition
academic words
words to show time aspect
collocations
frequency
keywords
corpus
syllabus
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