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Title: A Contribution to the Study of Idioms, Referring to the Acquisition Process and Didactic Proposals
Author: Margarida Mimoso Malhado
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Institution: Universidade de Evora
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Lexicography; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax
Subject Language: Portuguese
Subject Language Family: Latin Subgroup
Abstract: The main goal of this research is to contribute to the study of Idioms, focusing on issues related to the acquisition of these structures and their didactics. In this sense, it is intended to situate the term “Idiom” in the linguistic universe and define it according to the lexical, syntactic, semantic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and educational paradigms. Idioms acquisition and comprehension are also discussed, in order to analyze how the characteristics of lexical indecomposability, semantic opacity, and syntactic frozenness are reflected in the process, as well as the importance of the context in it. It also presents a syntactic classification of Idioms, depending on their degree of rigidity, which allows a distribution of these expressions in a syntactic continuum. Finally, this study explores the Idioms teaching, in Fraseodidactics context, presenting some didactic proposals for Portuguese Mother Tongue, taking into account the New Portuguese Program of Basic Education.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Malhado, Margarida (2012): A Contribution to the Study of Idioms, Referring to the Acquisition Process and Didactic Proposals. MA Thesis, University of Évora.


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