Literature, Metaphor, and the Foreign Language Learner

  • Jonathan D. Picken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 158-174

About this book


Theory in reader-response and stylistics traditions supports L2 work with literature as it is valued by students and helps develop communicative and critical language skills. The author uses insights from empirical research to evaluate current teaching practices against this background, highlighting readers' responses to metaphor as a test case.


language language teaching Literatur second language

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan D. Picken
    • 1
  1. 1.Tsuda CollegeTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35326-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59160-8
  • About this book