Cat Got Your Tongue? Teaching Idioms to English Learners

Cat Got Your Tongue? Teaching Idioms to English Learners

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By Paul McPherron, Patrick T. Randolph.

Rights:

Canadian rights
Pages/Illust: 294 Pages
Publication date: Aug 2014
Binding: Paper
Market price: $71.95
ISBN 9781942223221
Our price: $64.75
Description

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 idiom textbooks and classroom practices from around the world.