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Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning

  • Jeannette Littlemore
  • Graham Low
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Figurative Thinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 3-22
    3. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 23-44
    4. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 45-67
    5. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 68-85
  3. Figurative Thinking and Communicative Language Ability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 89-111
    3. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 112-132
    4. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 133-155
    5. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 156-176
    6. Jeannette Littlemore, Graham Low
      Pages 177-193
  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 212-239

About this book

Introduction

Many vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter involve figurative extensions of meaning. To understand figurative speech, learners often need to employ figurative thinking. This book examines figurative thinking, considers its contribution to language ability, and explores the implications for language teaching and learning.

Keywords

language language classroom Language Learning language teaching

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeannette Littlemore
    • 1
  • Graham Low
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.University of YorkUK

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