Second language figurative proficiency: A comparative study of Malay and English.
Applied Linguistics, 23 (11).
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/applin/23.1.104
|Additional Information:||The article explores the potential of the cognitive linguistic notions (e.g. conceptual metaphor and conceptual metonym) for comparing and anticipating learner difficulty with English and Malay figurative expressions. A model is proposed from both formal linguistic and conceptual differences and similarities between figurative expressions in these two languages; it is based on empirical data collected from Malay learners of English figurative expressions. The article is cited by others concerned with the second language learning of metaphors and idioms.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||second language, figurative proficiency, Malay, English|
|Faculty/Department:||Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education|
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|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2010 15:13|
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