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Download PDF Figurative Language and Thought Book by Albert N. Katz Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1998 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our understanding of the nature and processing of figurative language is central to issues in cognitive science, including the relationship of language and thought, how we process language, and how we comprehend abstract meaning. Points on these and related questions are raised and argued by experts in the area of figurative language.
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Author : Jonathan Picken
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2007-10-23
ISBN : 0230591604
Pages : 174 pages
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Download PDF Literature, Metaphor and the Foreign Language Learner Book by Jonathan Picken Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-10-23 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theory in reader-response and stylistics traditions supports L2 work with literature as it is valued by students and helps develop communicative and critical language skills. The author uses insights from empirical research to evaluate current teaching practices against this background, highlighting readers' responses to metaphor as a test case.
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