Significance Of The Movie My Fair Lady

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SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MOVIE MY FAIR LADY IN THE STUDY OF LINGUISTICS: AN ANALYSIS

SREYA SUSAN CHACKO Register No: MM033
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Communication and Journalism(Triple Main), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Abstract:
“A language is a system of conventional signals used for communication by a whole community”- A. C. Gimson. Language is an essential tool for communication as well as for self-expression. Language can be considered as a habit which is not genetically transmitted. It is acquired from the environment
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The movie was nominated for 12 Oscars and won 8 out of them. In the movie, Professor Higgins invests all of his time and energy in Eliza's transformation with the final goal of passing her off as an aristocrat at the season's biggest social event and finally he succeeds in it. (TCR) In the process, their bond becomes stronger.
Research paper- Dr Chinazo Echezona-Johnson. Analysis of the movie my fair lady, using transformative and andragogy adult learning theories.
This paper helped the researcher to understand the theoretical framework of the movie more deeply. This paper analyses Eliza Doolittle’s learning, through the perspectives of Mezirow’s transformative learning theory and Knowle’s andragogy. In this paper Echezona proves that the character Eliza’s transformation from a poor flower seller to that of a duchess has followed all the ten phases of Jack Mezirow’s transformational learning theory.
The ten phases of Mezirow’s Transformational learning theory:
• A disorienting dilemma
• A self-examination with feelings of fear, anger, guilt or shame
• A critical assessment of assumptions
• Recognition that one’s discontent and the process of transformation are shared
• Exploration of options for new roles, relationships, and actions
• Planning a course of

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