undergraduate thesis
Phraseology in the American television series Breaking Bad

Nikolina Stanković (2015)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
TitleFrazemi u američkoj televizijskoj seriji Breaking Bad
AuthorNikolina Stanković
Mentor(s)Goran Schmidt (thesis advisor)
Phraseology is a big part of every language, and English language makes no exception. The series Breaking Bad is about middle class people that use everyday English that is very likely to be heard on the streets in regular life situations. Some of the PUs are more common in the slang, while some other are always used in situations that require extreme politeness and have fixed customs and patterns of behavior, such as attending a guest. This paper deals exactly with the language of the series, where an analysis is made through picking out 50 phraseological units to get the wider picture of the language and phrases that are being used. 50 phraseological units are being used as a corpus, and they are extracted randomly. Each of them is analyzed by their type, where 35 of them are analyzed in more details, as in what does each PU mean and when it is most frequently used. Most of the extracted PUs are familiar because they are being used for quite a while and their meaning is not so obscure to the native or more advanced speakers of English language. To be able to analyze the corpus correctly, it is important to get familiar with the theory and classification of PUs. That part is covered in the theoretical part, whereas the second part of the paper is the analysis itself.
Parallel title (English)Phraseology in the American television series Breaking Bad
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-30
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Phraseology Phraseological Unit Idiom Breaking Bad
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
CommitterKristina Kiš