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Enhancing English language learners’ text understanding through metaphor awareness

Veliz, Leonardo 2015, Enhancing English language learners’ text understanding through metaphor awareness, PhD thesis, School of Education, Deakin Univeristy.

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Title Enhancing English language learners’ text understanding through metaphor awareness
Author Veliz, Leonardo
Institution Deakin Univeristy
School School of Education
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name PhD
Thesis advisor Henry, Tricia
Golebiowski, Zosia
Date submitted 2015-01
Keyword(s) metaphor awareness
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Metaphor Identification Procedure (MIP)
Summary  The study examined awareness of metaphor as a tool to enhance English language learners’ understanding of texts with embedded metaphors. Findings revealed that an enhanced awareness of metaphor, as indicated by greater use of the metalanguage of metaphor, longer turns conversation and reflective journals, helped them get deeper text meaning.
Language eng
Field of Research 200303 English as a Second Language
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Description of original xv, 455 pages : tables, graphs (some coloured)
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083092

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