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Acerca del potencial didáctico de la Lingüística Cognitiva en el aula de E/LE: el caso de las locuciones
About the didactic potential of Cognitive Linguistics in Spanish language classroom: the case of idiomatic expressions

Author(s): Agnieszka Szyndler
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cognitive linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: cognitive linguistics; iconic dimension; metaphor; idioms; foreign language learning and teaching
Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present the didactic potential of Cognitive Linguistic, and in particular of Cognitive Theory of Metaphor in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. The present article, whose subject matter are idiomatic expressions which belong to the core of phraseology and can be viewed as prototypical phraseological units, not only attempts to demonstrate the reasons why this theoretical framework is extremely beneficial in the foreign language classroom but also focuses on role that the iconic dimension of idioms (mental image) and its metaphorical value (conceptual metaphors) have in the teaching and learning process. In other words, particular attention will be paid to research into the application of the theoretical postulates of Cognitive Linguistics to didactics of phraseology.

  • Page Range: 309-320
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Spanish