VLI 6(2): Bennett (2017)

Using Cognitive Linguistic Principles to Encourage Production of Metaphorical Vocabulary in Writing
Phil Bennett
Miyazaki International College
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Bennett
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Learners in academic English environments face considerable demands
on their lexical knowledge. The problem is more than just the acquisition
of a large vocabulary; they must also develop an awareness of
the range of meanings that words can convey. Academic discourse is
known to make frequent use of metaphorical vocabulary to express
abstract notions. This article reports on a two-semester investigation
into learner production of conventional metaphorical vocabulary in an
anthropology course. Analysis of written output revealed that control
group metaphor use correlated strongly with overall proficiency, but
that experimental group learners responded to the treatment in a more
complex fashion.

Bennett, P. (2017). Using cognitive linguistic principles to encourage production of metaphorical vocabulary in writing. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 6 (2), 31–39. doi: 10.7820/vli.v06.2.Bennett