A Cross-linguistic approach to teaching grammar

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According to cognitive linguistic studies, abstract concepts are conceptualised through metaphors in terms of more concrete concepts. Owing to this, the syntactic properties of a lexeme may be explained through the metaphor encoded in it. The present study examines possible ways in which the cross-linguistic comparison of conceptual metaphors can help in the comprehension of grammar and, therefore, can make learning a foreign language (in this particular case, Russian) easier.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-culturally speaking, speaking cross-culturally
EditorsBert Peeters, Mullan Kerry, Christine Beal
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781443852258
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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