Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning

Jeannette Littlemore Graham D. Low

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Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning

Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning By Jeannette Littlemore Graham D. Low Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning Many of the vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter involve figurative extensions of word meaning For example bottleneck hard headed and getting a foot in the door all involve fig

  • Title: Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning
  • Author: Jeannette Littlemore Graham D. Low
  • ISBN: 9781280824630
  • Page: 202
  • Format: ebook
  • Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning By Jeannette Littlemore Graham D. Low Many of the vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter involve figurative extensions of word meaning For example, bottleneck, hard headed, and getting a foot in the door all involve figurative extensions of parts of the body Although expressions like these are fairly easy for native speakers to understand, they present a particular challenge to foreign lanMany of the vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter involve figurative extensions of word meaning For example, bottleneck, hard headed, and getting a foot in the door all involve figurative extensions of parts of the body Although expressions like these are fairly easy for native speakers to understand, they present a particular challenge to foreign language learners If there is no equivalent in their own language, the understanding and learning of such expressions may involve a degree of figurative thinking This book examines the nature of figurative thinking, considers its contribution to communicative language ability, and explores the implications for language teaching and learning In particular, it looks at the contribution that figurative thinking can make to sociolinguistic, illocutionary, textual, grammatical, and strategic competence, as well as vocabulary learning.
    Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning By Jeannette Littlemore Graham D. Low

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