Publication details [#61695]

Slabakova, Roumyana, Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro and Sang Kyun Kang. 2016. Regular and Novel Metonymy: Can You Curl up with a Good Agatha Christie in Your Second Language? Applied Linguistics 37 (2) : 175–197.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Oxford University Press


Native Korean and Spanish speaking English L2 learners distinguish conventional and unconventional metonymy only in English. Midway skilled learners use native language transfer in grasping metonymic meaning changes. Total success in L2 metonymic pattern acquisition is observed in this experimental study.