Metaphor awareness in teaching vocabulary Kalyuga, Slava en_US Kalyuga, Marika en_US 2021-11-25T17:10:12Z 2021-11-25T17:10:12Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Patterns of language are usually perceived, learned and used as meaningful chunks that are processed as a whole, resulting in a reduced learning burden and increased fluency. The ability to comprehend and produce lexical chunks or groups of words which are commonly found together is an important part of language acquisition. This paper demonstrates how an awareness of conceptual metaphor and grouping of various words and expressions in a metaphorical chunk may improve the process of vocabulary acquisition. Since words that appear in language as a result of metaphorical extensions resemble other etymologically related words, this method may help learners in establishing mental associations and speed up learning, especially if students already know words to which new vocabulary is related. In this way, learners' prior knowledge would assist in assimilating new information by reducing burden on limited-capacity working memory. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0957-1736 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Metaphor awareness in teaching vocabulary en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Language Learning Journal en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 249-257 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 36 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kalyuga, Slava, Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kalyuga, Marika en_US School of Education *
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