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ERIC Number: EJ559630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0019-042X
Making the Most of "Vrais Amis": A Study in Pedagogical Economy.
McLure, Roger; Reed, Paul
IRAL, v35 n4 p277-91 Nov 1997
Examines why the French verb of motion "passer" is used so much more widely in French than its English cognate "pass" is in English and identifies features of "passer" that distinguish it from similar motion verbs in French, concluding that the key is its relatively neutral semantic content. English avoids the abstractness of "passer," preferring more concrete alternatives. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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