Applied Cognitive Linguistics in Second Language Learning and Teaching

AILA Review, Volume 23

ORCID logoJeannette Littlemore | University of Birmingham
Constanze Juchem-Grundmann | University of Koblenz-Landau
ISBN 9789027239952 | EUR 96.00 | USD 144.00
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This volume of the AILA Review focuses on the substantial contribution Cognitive Linguistics can make to language teaching. After almost three decades of empirical research into the motivated aspects of language, Cognitive Linguistic findings are gradually being applied to Second Language Acquisition (SLA). The volume covers the key areas of the research in the area. Framed by an introduction to the field and a conclusion evaluating the presented areas of research and identifying avenues for future research, the papers in this volume focus on those areas of Cognitive Linguistics that are most likely to be of particular relevance to SLA. These areas are: radial categories, prototypes and ‘fuzzy boundaries’; encyclopaedic knowledge; construal; metaphor; metonymy; embodiment; and construction grammars. Some of the papers have a primarily theoretical focus whereas others describe empirical studies of the effectiveness of Cognitive Linguistics-inspired approaches to language teaching.
[AILA Review, 23] 2010.  178 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction to the interplay between cognitive linguistics and second language learning and teaching
Jeannette Littlemore and Constanze Juchem-Grundmann
Explicit knowledge and learning in SLA: A cognitive linguistics perspective
Karen Roehr-Brackin
Applying cognitive linguistics to instructed L2 learning: The English modals
Andrea E. Tyler, Charles M. Mueller and Vu Ho
Making sense of phrasal verbs: A cognitive linguistic account of L2 learning
Rafael Alejo-González
Why cognitive grammar works in the L2 classroom: A case study of mood selection in Spanish
Reyes Llopis-García
Helping learners engage with L2 words: The form–meaning fit
Julie Deconinck, Frank Boers and June Eyckmans
Construction grammars: Towards a pedagogical model
Randal Holme
Metonymic inferencing and second language acquisition
Antonio Barcelona
Metaphorical competence in EFL: Where are we and where should we be going? A view from the language classroom
Fiona MacArthur
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Main BIC Subject

CJA: Language teaching theory & methods

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General