SPORTS, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE Understanding American English Sports Analogies and Metaphors
Do you sometimes feel that you’re stuck behind the 8-ball? Do the people you interpret for sometimes come at you with terms from way out in left field? Does it make you just want to throw in the towel?
As we know, language and culture are intertwined. To truly understand a language, you have to understand the culture of those who speak it.
There is also no doubt that sports are a huge part of American life, so it is no surprise that American English is filled with phrases related to sporting events.
In this interactive session, participants will work in teams to decipher some of the more common (and a few of the more esoteric) sports analogies and metaphors used in business, law, medicine and almost every other walk of life.