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ERIC Number: ED300827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Language, Profoundly Metaphorical: Implications.
Partridge, Susan
Since language is profoundly metaphorical, it is evident that metaphoric creation has held a place in the evolution of language and that people across all ages have contributed. Therefore, teaching children to interpret metaphors should have a place in all language programs for both the practical and aesthetic value it would afford them. Many scholars concerned with this issue have studied the problem in depth and have offered teachers various suggestions, above those found in basals, for helping children interpret metaphors. Among the suggestions are use of the salience imbalance theory, pertinent visual aids, brainstorming, feedback, commercial labels, television shows, and specific lesson plans and assignments. (MM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A