Publication details [#13972]

dos Santos e Silva, Marina Morena . 2016. Dentro do contêiner: metáforas sobre a aprendizagem de Língua Inglesa. Inventário 18 : 1–15. 15 pp. URL
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Brazilian Portuguese
Place, Publisher
Universidade Federal de da Bahia, Salvador, BA:


The metaphors elaborated by students of a private school network will be the focus of this research that aims at their identification, classification and interpretation based on the use metaphorical items in 64 multimodal narratives in English language learning practices. Based on the Theory of Conceptual Metaphor (LAKOFF and JOHNSON, 1980), and on the Imagie Schemes (LAKOFF, 1987), the metaphors produced by the students are examined, demonstrating that English language learning serves, primarily as a means of inclusion and professional growth.