LINGUIST List 32.1766

Wed May 19 2021

Books: Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language: Karlsson

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 17-May-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language: Karlsson
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Title: Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781800413320

Author: Monica Karlsson
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800413320 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800413320 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 39.95
Abstract:

The comprehension, retention and production of idiomatic expressions is one of the most difficult areas of the lexicon for second language (L2) learners, even very advanced students, to master. This book investigates this under-researched and interesting aspect of language acquisition, shedding light on both conventional uses of idiomatic expressions as well as creative variant forms. The chapters in the book delve into different aspects of idiomatic mastery: students’ comprehension of canonically used idioms in both their first and second language; the effects of multimedia and visualization techniques on learners’ comprehension and retention of L2 idioms; students’ misinterpretations of L2 idioms; L2 learners’ comprehension of creative idiom variants and their use of idioms in free composition writing.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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