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作者 Sasaki, Akiko
書名 College freshman and ESL instructors' use of metaphor in classroom discourse
國際標準書號 9781124556345
book jacket
說明 255 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-05, Section: A, page:
Adviser: David Rutledge
Thesis (Ph.D.)--New Mexico State University, 2010
It is a simple fact that metaphorical expressions are very difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. Thus, American university classroom discourse may be a challenge for international students to comprehend due to a lack of common metaphorical language between the students and professor. It may be hypothesized that many ESL instructors, due to their linguistic and cultural awareness, reduce the quantity and difficulty of culturally bound metaphors in their classroom speech to encourage comprehension in learners from differing L1 backgrounds. Conversely, instructors who are less accustomed to teaching to a second language population may not be fully aware of the linguistic needs of their students
As a result, they may unintentionally be less prone to making linguistic accommodations for their English Language Learners (ELLs) by reducing the culturally bound metaphors in their classroom discourse. This study provides an understanding of different styles of metaphorical usage among professors with and without ESL teaching experience. The goals of this study were accomplished by direct observation of classroom instructors and a subsequent analysis of their actual lesson talk for metaphorical content. The classes of three ESL and three college English instructors' classroom were observed over approximately three hours each, giving a total of thirty hours of transcripts. The transcripts were analyzed for the usage of twenty canonical metaphors. Comparison of these usage patterns formed the basis of the conclusion of this study
School code: 0143
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-05A
主題 Education, English as a Second Language
Language, General
Alt Author New Mexico State University
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