Teaching linguistic skills through comedy: an interdisciplinary approach

Joanna U S Sio, Lian Hee Wee

Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingChapter


In this project, we have devised a collection of Improvised Game Formats (IGFs) in the form of a multimedia manual. These IGFs are essentially drama activities with ad-hoc built-in linguistic restrictions, giving rise to comic effects. The IGFs, each with its own theoretical underpinning, were designed to manifest and highlight the relevance of linguistic concepts in communication contexts. They provided students hands-on experience in utilizing linguistic concepts in communication. This teaching manual will benefit the teaching of language-related courses in the department.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies on Teaching and Learning
EditorsAtara Sivan, Dennis Wai Keung Chan, Eva Y W Wong
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherPearson Education Asia
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789882324121
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

User-Defined Keywords

  • Linguistics
  • Improved comedy


Dive into the research topics of 'Teaching linguistic skills through comedy: an interdisciplinary approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this