© 2004

Mind, Metaphor and Language Teaching

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Randal Holme
    Pages 1-27
  3. Randal Holme
    Pages 28-58
  4. Randal Holme
    Pages 120-149
  5. Randal Holme
    Pages 150-179
  6. Randal Holme
    Pages 180-220
  7. Randal Holme
    Pages 221-228
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-242

About this book


Understanding metaphor raises key questions about the relationship between language and meaning, and between language and mind. This book explores how this understanding can impact upon the theory and practice of language teaching. After summarising the cognitive basis of metaphor and other figures of speech, it looks at how this knowledge can inform classroom practice. Finally, it sets out how we can use these insights to re-appraise language learning theory in a way that treats it as consonant with the cognitive nature of language.


classroom practice discourse grammar language acquisition Language Learning language teaching modeling SLA

About the authors

RANDAL HOLME is Director of the Language Centre at the School of Language and Linguistics, University of Durham, UK.

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