Metaphor and Pedagogy

Metaphor and Pedagogy - Larysa Bobrova and James P. Lantolf, Penn State
Author(s): 
Larysa Bobrova and James P. Lantolf, Penn State
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2012
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34 Pages

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 11
In this working paper, the potential relevance of metaphor and metaphorical competence for L2 teaching and acquisition are outlined. The authors explain the main claims of conceptual metaphor theory, discuss structural components of conceptual metaphor and contrast conceptual metaphor and linguistic metaphor as two distinct phenomena and consider the two types of conceptual metaphor -- primary and complex. Lastly, the authors present some ways of adapting conceptual metaphor for pedagogical purposes.