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Cat Got Your Tongue? Teaching Idioms to English Learners

Paul McPherron (author)

ISBN: 9781942223221

Publication Date: Aug 2014

Format: Paperback

Why do questions about idioms often leave us “tongue-tied”? This book takes a look at learning and teaching idioms from two perspectives. First is a survey of recent work on learning and teaching idioms from diverse perspectives in the linguistics and educational research literature. Second is a summary and critique of idiom textbooks and classroom practices from around the world.
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Why do questions about idioms often leave us "tongue-tied" in our classrooms? This book takes a look at learning and teaching idioms from two perspectives. First is a survey of recent work on learning and teaching idioms from diverse perspectives in the linguistics and educational research literature. The survey includes definitions of idioms from theoretical and pedagogical literature, focusing in particular on cognitive, cross-linguistic, and socialconstructionist research. Second is a summary and critique of idiomtextbooks and classroom practices from around the world.
Pages 294
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Aug 2014
Publisher TESOL Press
Subject/s Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)  

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