ERIC Number: EJ552266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Teaching English Metaphors Using Cross-Linguistic Awareness-Raising Activities.
Deignan, A.; Gabrys, D.; Solska, A.
ELT Journal, v51 n4 p352-60 Oct 1997
Reports on a translation exercise undertaken by Polish learners of English which revealed how metaphorical expressions vary between the two languages and how this variation confuses learners. Suggests that group discussion and comparison of metaphors in both languages will increase students' comprehension and use of metaphors. (nine references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: College Students, Concept Formation, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Group Discussion, Higher Education, Language Variation, Metalinguistics, Metaphors, Polish, Second Language Instruction, Semantics, Testing, Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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