LINGUIST List 11.717

Wed Mar 29 2000

Qs: Cross-ling metaphors,Garden Path Sentences&SLA

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  1. Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, Cross-linguistic metaphors
  2. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, Garden Path Sentences and SLA

Message 1: Cross-linguistic metaphors

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 17:53:37 +0800
From: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira <mcfpacific.net.sg>
Subject: Cross-linguistic metaphors

 Dear Linguists,

 Does anyone know of any studies in the use of different metaphorical
extensions of the same word in different languages/cultures? For example,
the word "banana" is used in Singapore English to chide an ethnical Chinese
who rejects his/her Asian background and acts/thinks like a Westerner -
"yellow in appearance, white inside", as Singaporeans describe its use. The
same word is used in (at least European) Portuguese to chide someone who's
unable to decide/think on his/her own - bananas come only in bunches of
identical-looking fruit.
 Many thanks for your help!

 Madalena
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Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
mcfpacific.net.sg
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Message 2: Garden Path Sentences and SLA

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 17:05:27 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <Jeanine.Treffers-Dalleruwe.ac.uk>
Subject: Garden Path Sentences and SLA

Does anyone know whether any research has been done into 
the processing of garden path sentences by second language 
learners?
I will post a summary of replies.
thanks
Jeanine Treffers-Daller
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Treffers-Daller, Jeanine
Email: Jeanine.Treffers-Dalleruwe.ac.uk
"University of the West of England"
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