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LINGUIST List 17.1595

Thu May 25 2006

Books: Language Acquisition/Semantics: Littlemore, Low

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Palgrave Macmillan, Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning: Littlemore, Low


Message 1: Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning: Littlemore, Low
Date: 24-May-2006
From: Palgrave Macmillan <palgravemacmillanpalgrave.com>
Subject: Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning: Littlemore, Low


Title: Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learning
Published: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403996024

Author: Jeanette Littlemore, University of Birmingham
Author: Graham D. Low, University of York
Hardback: ISBN: 1403996024 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 50
Abstract:

Many of the vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter
involve figurative extensions of meaning. For example, bottleneck, hard-
headed and getting a foot in the door all involve figurative extensions of
parts of the body. To understand words and expressions such as these,
language learners often need to employ figurative thinking. This book
examines the nature of figurative thinking, considers its contribution to
communicative language ability, and explores the implications for language
teaching and learning.

'This ground-breaking book presents a lucid and persuasive argument for
the centrality of figurative thinking in language learning and
communicative competence. Contributing to both theory and practice,
Jeannette Littlemore and Graham Low help shift language teaching and
learning away from a dull emphasis on the transactional. The book is a
major addition to a current paradigm shift in language teaching and
applied linguistic theory, helping to bring the creative and playful
centre stage, and making the task of language learning more fulfilling and
rewarding in the process.' - Professor Guy Cook, The Open University, UK

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
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Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
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Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
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Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
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Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 




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