Download Idioms: Processing, Structure, and Interpretation by Cristina Cacciari, Patrizia Tabossi PDF

By Cristina Cacciari, Patrizia Tabossi

"The publication attracts on loads of learn, is pleasant to the reader, and may be of fine price to teachers."

Paul state, Victoria college of Wellington, Australia

This complete, updated, and obtainable textual content on idiom use, studying, and educating methods the subject with a stability of sound thought and vast study in cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics mixed with proficient educating practices. Idioms is geared up in 3 parts:

  • Part I contains dialogue of idiom definition, type, utilization styles, and features.
  • Part II investigates the method focused on the comprehension of idioms and the standards that impression participants’ knowing and use of idioms in either L1 and L2.
  • Part III explores idiom acquisition and the educating and studying of idioms, focusing in particular at the options and methods used to aid scholars research idioms.

To help the reader in greedy the major concerns, learn questions are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy. The textual content additionally contains a word list of certain phrases and an annotated record of selective idiom reference books and pupil textbooks.

Idioms is designed to serve both as a textbook for ESL/applied linguistics instructor schooling classes or as a reference publication. irrespective of how the publication is used, it is going to equip an ESL/applied linguistics scholars and execs with a pretty good realizing of varied concerns on the topic of idioms and the training of them.

Show description

Read or Download Idioms: Processing, Structure, and Interpretation PDF

Best communication & journalism books

Trends in Teenage Talk: Corpus Compilation, Analysis and Findings (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

Teenage speak is attention-grabbing, notwithstanding to date teenage language has now not been given the eye in linguistic study that it benefits. the lack of investigations into teenage language is due partially to less than illustration in language corpora. With the Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT) a wide corpus of sweet sixteen language has turn into on hand for examine.

On Our Mind: Salience, Context, and Figurative Language, 2003

During this quantity, Rachel Giora explores how the salient meanings of words--the meanings that stand out as such a lot sought after and obtainable in our minds--shape how we predict and the way we converse. For Giora, salient meanings reveal attention-grabbing results in either figurative and literal language. In either domain names, audio system and writers creatively take advantage of the chances inherent within the indisputable fact that, whereas phrases have a number of meanings, a few meanings are extra obtainable than others.

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics)

The guide of scientific Linguistics brings jointly a world staff of members to create an unique, in-depth survey of the sphere for college students and practitioners of speech-language pathology, linguistics, psychology, and schooling. Explores the sector of scientific linguistics: the appliance of the rules and strategies of linguistics to the learn of language incapacity in all its formsFills a spot within the current literature, growing the 1st non-encyclopedic quantity to discover this ever-expanding quarter of linguistic hindrance and researchIncludes a number of pathologies, with each one part exploring multilingual and cross-linguistics points of the sphere, in addition to analytical equipment and assessmentDescribes how mainstream theories and outlines of language were prompted by means of medical learn

Talking About Troubles in Conversation

Few conversational issues should be as major as our problems in lifestyles, no matter if daily and general, or extra remarkable and irritating. In groundbreaking study performed with John Lee on the collage of Manchester united kingdom, Gail Jefferson grew to become the microscope on how humans speak about their issues, no longer in any specialist or healing atmosphere, yet of their usual conversations with friends and family.

Extra resources for Idioms: Processing, Structure, and Interpretation

Sample text

Glucksberg, S. (1991). Understanding idiomatic expressions: The contribution of word meanings. In G. B. Simpson (Ed ), Understanding word and sentence (pp. 217-240). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publishers (North Holland). , & Tabossi, P. (1988). The comprehension of idioms. Journal of Memory and Language, 27, 668-683. Cruse, D. A. (1986). Lexical semantics. New 'York: Cambridge University Press. Fromkin, V. A. (197 1). The non-anomalous nature of anomalous utterances. Language, 47, 27-52.

1958). Words and things. New York: Free Press. , & Glucksberg, S. (1991). Understanding idiomatic expressions: The contribution of word meanings. In G. B. Simpson (Ed ), Understanding word and sentence (pp. 217-240). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publishers (North Holland). , & Tabossi, P. (1988). The comprehension of idioms. Journal of Memory and Language, 27, 668-683. Cruse, D. A. (1986). Lexical semantics. New 'York: Cambridge University Press. Fromkin, V. A. (197 1). The non-anomalous nature of anomalous utterances.

A. (197 1). The non-anomalous nature of anomalous utterances. Language, 47, 27-52. Gibbs, R. W. (1980). Spilling the beans on understanding and memory for idioms in context. Memory & Cognition, 8, 149-156. Gibbs, R. W. (1984). Literal meaning and psychological theory. Cognitive Science, 8, 275-304. Gibbs, R. , & Nayak, N. (1989). Psycholinguistic studies on the syntactic behavior of idioms. Cognitive Psychology, 21, 100-138. Gibbs, R. , Nayak, N. , Bolton, J. , & Keppel, M. E. (1989). Speakers' assumptions about the lexical flexibility of idioms.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 26 votes