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Cognitive Linguistics and Language Teaching


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Randal Holme
      Pages 1-14
  3. Embodied Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Randal Holme
      Pages 17-28
    3. Randal Holme
      Pages 54-62
  4. Conceptualisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Randal Holme
      Pages 111-157
  5. Meaning and Usage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Randal Holme
      Pages 161-176
    3. Randal Holme
      Pages 177-214
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Randal Holme
      Pages 217-230
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-251

About this book


This book argues that Second language teaching has not been well served by recent approaches to the description of language content. The book explores how Cognitive Linguistics offers teachers a description of language that can translate into practical classroom activities.


cognitive linguistics language language teaching linguistics second language

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationChina

About the authors

RANDAL HOLME is Associate Professor of English at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. His main research interest is in the applications of Cognitive Linguistics to language teaching and learning. His publications include the books, Mind, Metaphor and Language Teaching (2003) and Literacy: an Introduction (2004).

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