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Applies the principles of contemporary linguistics to the study of Latin and provides clear explanations of grammatical rules alongside diagrams to illustrate complex structures.


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The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words

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Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English,, this glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined and it is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life.


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Title: Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching
Edited By: Michel Achard
Susanne Niemeier
Series Title: Studies on Language Acquisition 18
Description:

This collection of twelve papers demonstrates that the concepts developed within the Cognitive Linguistics movement afford an insightful perspective on several important areas of second language acquisition and pedagogy. In the first part of the book, three papers show how three Cognitive Linguistics constructs provide a useful theoretical frame within which second language acquisition data can be analyzed. First, Talmy's typology of motion events is argued to constitute the base relative to which acquisition discrepancies in motion events are most valuably investigated. Secondly, the notion of "construction" is invoked in order to account for systematic differences between the native and non-native speakers' use of the English verb get. Finally, frequency and similarity effects are shown to play a crucial part in the learning of prepositions in a second language.

The second part of the book shows that the key concepts commonly invoked in Cognitive Linguistics analyses allow language teachers to insightfully structure the presentation of problematic material in the foreign language classroom. These concepts include, among others, polysemy, the figure/ground gestalt, the usage-based conception of grammar, the radial organization of categories, metaphors, and cultural scripts. The Cognitive Linguistics paradigm has already shown its viability to analyze a wide array of linguistic phenomena. This book establishes its relevance in the areas of second language acquisition and language pedagogy. Its intended public is composed of Cognitive Linguists, Second Language Acquisition specialists, as well as foreign language pedagogy researchers, instructors, and students.


From the Contents:

Cognitive Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Pedagogy
MICHEL ACHARD AND SUSANNE NIEMEIER

Expressing Motion Events in a Second Language: a Cognitive Typological Perspective
TERESA CADIERNO

Construal, Convention, and Constructions in L2 Speech
RENEE WAARA

Input Versus Transfer? - The Role of Frequency and Similarity in the Acquisition of L2 Prepositions
WANDER LOWIE AND MARJOLIJN VERSPOOR

Linguistic and Cultural Relativity - Reconsidered for the Foreign Language Classroom
SUSANNE NIEMEIER

The Figure / Ground Gestalt and Language Teaching Methodology
PETER GRUNDY
"Cultural Scripts": a New Medium for Ethnopragmatic Instruction
CLIFF GODDARD

Grammatical Instruction in the Natural Approach: a Cognitive Grammar View
MICHEL ACHARD

Teaching Temporal Connectors and their Prototypical Non-temporal Extensions
ANGELIKI ATHANASIADOU

Expanding Learners'Vocabulary Through Metaphor Awareness:
What Expansion, What Learners, What Vocabulary?
FRANK BOERS

A cognitive Linguistic View of Polysemy in English and its Implications for Teaching
SZILVIA CSÁBI

Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Pedagogical Grammar:
The Case of Over
ANDREA TYLER AND VYVYAN EVANS

Index


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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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