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ERIC Number: EJ629591
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Measuring the Impact of Cross-Cultural Differences on Learners' Comprehension of Imageable Idioms.
Boers, Frank; Demecheleer, Murielle
ELT Journal, v55 n3 p255-62 Jul 2001
Measures the impact of cross-cultural differences on language learners' interpretation of imageable idioms--idioms that have associated conventional images. French-speaking students were asked to guess the meaning of unfamiliar English idioms without contextual clues. Results invite teachers and learners to approach the semantics of imageable idioms as non-arbitrary, while giving attention to obstacles to comprehension raised by cross-linguistic and cross-cultural variation. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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