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Books: Cognitive Science: Achard et al (Eds.)

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Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching: Achard, Niemeier (Eds.)

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 10:35:19 -0500 (EST)
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching: Achard, Niemeier (Eds.)


Title: Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign
 Language Teaching
Series Title: Studies on Language Acquisition 18
			
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com		 
			
Editor: Michel Achard, French Linguistics at Rice University, USA 
Editor: Susanne Niemeier, Applied Linguistics / English Studies at the
	University of Koblenz-Landau, Germa

Hardback: ISBN: 3110173573, Pages: vi, 283
	 Price: Euro 98.00 / approx US$ 118.00

			
Abstract:

This collection of twelve papers demonstrates that the concepts
developed within the Cognitive Linguistics movement afford an
insightful perspective on several important areas of second language
acquisition and pedagogy. In the first part of the book, three papers
show how three Cognitive Linguistics constructs provide a useful
theoretical frame within which second language acquisition data can be
analyzed. First, Talmy's typology of motion events is argued to
constitute the base relative to which acquisition discrepancies in
motion events are most valuably investigated. Secondly, the notion of
"construction" is invoked in order to account for systematic
differences between the native and non-native speakers' use of the
English verb get. Finally, frequency and similarity effects are shown
to play a crucial part in the learning of prepositions in a second
language.

The second part of the book shows that the key concepts commonly
invoked in Cognitive Linguistics analyses allow language teachers to
insightfully structure the presentation of problematic material in the
foreign language classroom. These concepts include, among others,
polysemy, the figure/ground gestalt, the usage-based conception of
grammar, the radial organization of categories, metaphors, and
cultural scripts. The Cognitive Linguistics paradigm has already shown
its viability to analyze a wide array of linguistic phenomena. This
book establishes its relevance in the areas of second language
acquisition and language pedagogy. Its intended public is composed of
Cognitive Linguists, Second Language Acquisition specialists, as well
as foreign language pedagogy researchers, instructors, and students.


Contents:

Cognitive Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Pedagogy
MICHEL ACHARD AND SUSANNE NIEMEIER

Expressing Motion Events in a Second Language:
a Cognitive Typological Perspective
TERESA CADIERNO

Construal, Convention, and Constructions in L2 Speech
RENEE WAARA

Input Versus Transfer? - The Role of Frequency and Similarity in the
Acquisition of L2 Prepositions
WANDER LOWIE AND MARJOLIJN VERSPOOR

Linguistic and Cultural Relativity - Reconsidered for the Foreign
Language Classroom
SUSANNE NIEMEIER

The Figure / Ground Gestalt and Language Teaching Methodology
PETER GRUNDY

"Cultural Scripts": a New Medium for Ethnopragmatic Instruction
CLIFF GODDARD

Grammatical Instruction in the Natural Approach: a Cognitive Grammar
View
MICHEL ACHARD

Teaching Temporal Connectors and their Prototypical Non-temporal
Extensions
ANGELIKI ATHANASIADOU

Expanding Learners'Vocabulary Through Metaphor Awareness: What
Expansion, What Learners, What Vocabulary?
FRANK BOERS

A cognitive Linguistic View of Polysemy in English and its
Implications for Teaching
SZILVIA CS�BI

Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Pedagogical Grammar:
The Case of Over
ANDREA TYLER AND VYVYAN EVANS

Index

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Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA
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E-mail: csdegruyterny.com


Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics
		Cognitive Science
		Language Acquisition 			

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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