ERIC Number: ED324923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Metaphor in Foreign Language Teaching: Evidence from Modern Greek.
A discussion of some occurrences of metaphor in Modern Greek is intended to offer insight to foreign language teachers on the handling of the phenomenon in classroom instruction. Some implications for machine translation are also suggested. First, a brief theoretical account of metaphor points out that metaphor occurs in nearly all discourse and is pervasive in daily life, language, and thought. Attention is focused on cases in which metaphor appears in nouns and adjectives. Data from Modern Greek are then compared with the English equivalents. Questions concerning the teaching of metaphor in foreign language classes are addressed, including whether, why, how, and when it should be introduced. It is concluded that metaphor has the power to create solidarity and sensitize students to individual and cultural differences and similarities. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the World Congress of Applied Linguistics sponsored by the International Association of Applied Linguistics (9th, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 15-21, 1990).