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A route to the teaching of polysemous lexicon: benefits from cognitive linguistics and conceptual metaphor theory

Veliz, Leonardo 2018, A route to the teaching of polysemous lexicon: benefits from cognitive linguistics and conceptual metaphor theory, International journal of applied linguistics and English literature, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 211-217, doi: 10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.7n.1p.211.

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Title A route to the teaching of polysemous lexicon: benefits from cognitive linguistics and conceptual metaphor theory
Author(s) Veliz, Leonardo
Journal name International journal of applied linguistics and English literature
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 211
End page 217
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian International Academic Centre
Place of publication Footscray, Vic.
Publication date 2018-01-05
ISSN 2200-3592
2200-3452
Keyword(s) cognitive linguistics
metaphor
language teaching
polysemy
vocabulary learning
Summary This paper discusses some implications and applications of the field of Cognitive linguistics (CL) to the teaching of English as a second, foreign or additional language (ESL, EFL or EAL). Some of the areas to which CL has immensely contributed are the teaching and learning of grammar, including modality and prepositions (e.g. Langacker, 1991; Langacker, 2008), the teaching and learning of lexis, especially metaphorically-used words and expressions (e.g. Boers, 2004; Deignan, Gabrys, & Solska, 1997; Kalyuga & Kalyuga, 2008; Kövecses, 1996), and the teaching and development of literacy skills, in particular the skills to better understand texts with metaphors embedded (e.g. Boers, 2000). A discussion of all these areas is certainly beyond the scope of this paper. The area to which some attention is drawn in this article is that of teaching metaphorical lexis, with a particular focus on the teaching of polysemous words. General suggestions and teaching recommendations are made in an attempt to bring this field closer to language practitioners.
Language eng
DOI 10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.7n.1p.211
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2017, the authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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