Acquiring Metaphorical Expressions in a Second Language: Performance by Chinese Learners of English

Author:   Chris Mengying Xia (University of Cambridge, UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781350071797


Pages:   232
Publication Date:   08 August 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Chris Mengying Xia (University of Cambridge, UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN:  

9781350071797


ISBN 10:   135007179
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   08 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Metaphorical expressions: a historical view 3. Metaphorical expressions under the cross-linguistic influence 4. Placing metaphorical expressions in a bilingual mental lexicon 5. Processing metaphorical expressions by native speakers and learners 6. Methodologies in second language metaphor research 7. An empirical study of the acquisition of metaphorical expressions 8. Teaching and learning metaphorical expressions in a second language Bibliography Index

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This book constitutes a very important contribution to the literature on metaphoric competence and the acquisition of metaphorical language by second language learners. It has a very strong up-to-date theoretical and empirical grounding as well as findings from the author's own research. A must-read for metaphor scholars! * Jeannette Littlemore, Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK * This book provides a thoughtful presentation of how second language (L2) learners acquire and process metaphoric expressions. It is a one-of-a-kind book grounded in state-of-the-art theoretical and methodological approaches. This is the first book that critically examines the acquisition of metaphoric competence by L2 learners and bilinguals. * Roberto R. Heredia, Regents Professor, Texas A&M International University, USA *


This book constitutes a very important contribution to the literature on metaphoric competence and the acquisition of metaphorical language by second language learners. It has a very strong up-to-date theoretical and empirical grounding as well as findings from the author's own research. A must-read for metaphor scholars! * Jeannette Littlemore, Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK *


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Chris Mengying Xia is a Researcher in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK.

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