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ERIC Number: ED567176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Metaphors in the Press: The Effectiveness of Working with Newspaper Tropes to Improve Foreign Language Competence
Zashchitina, Galina
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the International Distance Partner Conference (1st, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 14-17, 2013)
The given article intends to focus on some approaches to teaching English as a second language at an advanced or proficient level. The paper primarily deals with the ways in which stylistic aspect of newspaper language can be put to use by university students thus becoming an integral part of their classroom discourse. The study aims at presenting newspaper metaphors as cognitive units of the language which, in its turn, allows one to consider them cultural items as they often have realia behind them. Newspaper language, sensitive to any fact of daily life vastly use metaphors, and given that it seems evident that by mastering newspaper metaphors adult learners dramatically increase their chances of becoming competent language users. [For complete volume, see ED567118.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia (Moscow)