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ERIC Number: ED565822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
An Updated Account of the WISELAV Project: A Visual Construction of the English Verb System
Pablos, Andrés Palacios
This article presents the state of the art in WISELAV, an on-going research project based on the metaphor Languages Are (like) Visuals (LAV) and its mapping Words-In-Shapes Exchange (WISE). First, the cognitive premises that motivate the proposal are recalled: the power of images, students' increasingly visual cognitive learning style, and the importance of grammar in L2 learning. Then an updated report follows on WISE's analysis of the English verb system, an interpretation in terms of a transfer of morphological-functional information, represented through a series of fitting shapes. These are purposely assigned, as certain basic iconicity principles are applied to associate verb grammar meanings and graphic forms. The shapes so described appear with the steps taken to develop a pilot computer programme and to both highlight the visual aspects of the system and eventually enable its use online. [For the complete volume, "New Perspectives on Teaching and Working with Languages in the Digital Era," see ED565799.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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