NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1078435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Self-Regulating Capacities as the Key to Boosting up English Metaphor Acquisition
Halim, Abd.
English Language Teaching, v6 n11 p175-186 2013
This study aimed to determine the degree of metaphorical meaning acquisition reflected in the ratings of Mental Lexicon Organizations (MLOs) namely subordinate, compound and coordinate; and to explore the interaction effects of the self-regulating capacities and age on the ratings. The method is quantitative. 261 out of 1,278 students of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, State University of Makassar were selected through stratified cluster random to participate in the English metaphor test and questionnaires. The data were analyzed by using t-test and Ordinal Logistic Regression. The results of the research designated that Ho that goes "metaphorical meaning acquisition is = 75%" was accepted (only 65%) because the t-test value was lower than the t-table value that is -13.16 < 1.960. The predictors of emotional control and satiation had relationship with the ratings of MLOs. Thus, if one unit was increased in the predictors, it will increase the ratings (consecutively -0.049 = 0.95 or equal to 5% and -0.294 = 0.74 or equal to 25%). It is concluded that emotional control and satiation interacted with the age in the increase of metaphorical language. Meanwhile, the commitment did not have relationship with the ratings of MLOs. If one unit was increased in the predictor, it will lead to decrease the ratings, that is, 0.525 = 1.69 or equal to 69%. Thus, commitment did not interact with age in the increase of the ratings. Most probably there was another type of commitment believed by the students like incidental metaphor learning.
Canadian Center of Science and Education. 1120 Finch Avenue West Suite 701-309, Toronto, OH M3J 3H7, Canada. Tel: 416-642-2606; Fax: 416-642-2608; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A