Metaphors in Learner English

| Hedmark University College, Norway
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This volume presents results from a corpus-based investigation into the metaphorical production of foreign language learners, comparing texts written by Norwegian (L2) learners of English with those written by British (L1) students. Three types of questions are addressed. The first has empirically measured answers: For example, do L2 English writers produce more metaphors than L1 novice writers? How frequent are novel metaphors in an L2, as compared with an L1? The second type has more subjective answers: How creatively do L2 English learners employ metaphor? Are they even expected to be able to produce metaphor at all? The third type combines theoretical and methodological perspectives: How is metaphorical creativity identified? What is the potential role of metaphoric competence? Most importantly, how are metaphors identified? To this end, the newly-developed ‘Metaphor Identification Procedure’ is tested and critiqued. This book is intended for metaphor researchers, corpus linguists, applied linguists and language educators.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xi
Introduction
1–6
Part I
1. Foundations
9–36
2. Metaphor in Europe
37–62
Part II
3. Introduction to MIP(VU)
65–80
4. MIP(VU) in practice
81–112
5. Evaluation of MIP(VU)
113–124
Part III
6. Quantitative portrait of metaphors in learner language
127–156
7. Metaphorical creativity
157–204
8. Prepositions
205–240
Conclusions
241–248
Appendix
249–256
References
257–272
Name index
273–275
Subject index
277–279
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“On the whole, Nacey’s monograph provides a good overview of metaphor use in general, as well as in language learning in particular.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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