Cognitive Linguistics and Language Teaching

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byRandal Holme

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Language consists of constructions acquired through use, pair form with meaning, and encode different experiences of reality. Exploring how this knowledge is challenging second language learning the book examines how cognitive linguistic theory can propose new classroom methods, revive older ones, or underpin aspects of current practice.

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Language consists of constructions acquired through use, pair form with meaning, and encode different experiences of reality. Exploring how this knowledge is challenging second language learning the book examines how cognitive linguistic theory can propose new classroom methods, revive older ones, or underpin aspects of current practic...

RANDAL HOLME is Associate Professor of English at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. His main research interest is in the applications of Cognitive Linguistics to language teaching and learning. His publications include the books, Mind, Metaphor and Language Teaching (2003) and Literacy: an Introduction (2004).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.75 × 5.69 × 0.87 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537391

ISBN - 13:9780230537392

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Cognitive Linguistics: Core Ideas and Their Applications
Categories in the Classroom: Teaching Language as a Cultural Construct
Words as Constructions: Principled Approaches to Vocabulary Teaching
Lost in Space: Teaching Prepositions, Particles and Phrasal Verbs
A Construction Grammar for the Classroom: Using Constructions to Develop a Pedagogical Grammar
Lexis, Meaning, and Conceptualisation: The Construction Based Language Class
Text-Worlds: Cognitive Approaches to Teaching Discourse
Entrenthment and Pre-Emption: How Learning Can Shape Teaching
Conclusions: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Language Teaching
References
Index