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Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary and Phraseology.

Author: Frank Boers; Seth Lindstromberg
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2008.
Series: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics, v. 6.
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Mastering the vocabulary of a foreign language is one of the most daunting tasks that language learners face. The immensity of the task is underscored by the realisation that it is not only single words but also numerous standardised phrases (idioms, collocations, etc.) that need to be acquired. There is thus a clear need for instructional methods that help learners tackle this task, and yet few proposals for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Boers; Seth Lindstromberg
ISBN: 9783110199161 3110199165 1282194690 9781282194694 3110196301 9783110196306
OCLC Number: 476196959
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (408 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter; Table of contents; How cognitive linguistics can foster effective vocabulary teaching; Using conceptual metaphors and metonymies in vocabulary teaching; Conceptual metaphoric meaning clues in two idiom presentation methods; How cognitive linguistic motivations influence the learning of phrasal verbs; A discovery approach to figurative language learning with the use of corpora; Variables in the mnemonic effectiveness of pictorial elucidation; Reasoning figuratively in early EFL: Some implications for the development of vocabulary. Translating the senses: Teaching the metaphors in winespeakWhat bilingual word associations can tell us; Factors which influence the process of collocation; The notion of boundedness/unboundedness in the foreign language classroom; Structural elaboration by the sound (and feel) of it; A quantitative comparison of the English and Spanish repertoires of figurative idioms; From empirical findings to pedagogical practice; Backmatter.
Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics, v. 6.

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Presents ample empirical evidence that making language learners appreciate the motivated nature of language can help them comprehend and remember many words and phrases. This work explores the scope  Read more...

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