Publication details [#55174]

Koester, Almut Josepha, Jeannette Littlemore, John A. Barnden and Phyllis Trautman Chen. 2011. Difficulties in Metaphor Comprehension Faced by International Students whose First Language is not English. Applied Linguistics 32 (4) : 408–429.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Oxford University Press


This study proposes an error categorization scheme to help international students whose first language is not English, attending undergraduate lectures at a British university, with metaphor comprehension, as university lecturers employ metaphors for important functions, like explaining and evaluating.