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LINGUIST List 18.3845

Thu Dec 20 2007

Books: Applied Linguistics/Language Acquisition: Picken

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        1.    Shereen Muhyeddeen, Literature, Metaphor and the Foreign Language Learner: Picken


Message 1: Literature, Metaphor and the Foreign Language Learner: Picken
Date: 12-Dec-2007
From: Shereen Muhyeddeen <s.muhyeddeenpalgrave.com>
Subject: Literature, Metaphor and the Foreign Language Learner: Picken
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Title: Literature, Metaphor and the Foreign Language Learner
Published: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=277174

Author: Jonathan Picken
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230506954 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Abstract:

Theory tells us that work with literature in teaching a second language is
valuable. Students find it rewarding and motivating, and it helps them
develop their ability to interpret language and to think critically about
it. But there should be empirical support for the practices that
theoreticians argue for. This book offers an accessible review of research
in the field, and what it tells us about current teaching approaches in the
stylistics and reader-response traditions. Particular attention is given to
research on readers' responses to metaphor in literature, as this is an
excellent test case for theoretical claims about responses to literature as
such. This focus ties in with the recent interest in figurative language
within second language teaching, and against this background, the book
includes a detailed discussion of literature as a tool for developing
students' figurative language competence.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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