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ERIC Number: EJ387349
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
The Cloze Response Patterns of L1 and L2 Students to Literal and Idiomatic Text.
Gunderson, Lee; And Others
TESL Canada Journal, v6 n1 p60-66 Nov 1988
Measurement of adult English as a second language students' reading comprehension of metaphors indicated that idiomatic language resulted in lower comprehension. Because the vehicles of many metaphors have become lost and are not retrievable from surface structure, it may be necessary to teach metaphors as vocabulary items. (Author/CB)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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