“One Step Further English Learning and Research Series: Metaphors in Idiom Comprehension”, a book which Professor Rebecca Calman of Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages’ Department of English Studies for Careers made a contribution to, was recently published.
Title: One Step Further English Learning and Research Series: Metaphors in Idiom Comprehension
Co-authors and co-editors: Midori Tanimura, Kohichiroh Nakamoto, Rebecca Calman
Date: May 30th, 2022
Format: Duodecimo / 184 pages
Price: 1,760 yen (tax included)
The book applies cognitive linguistics, a branch of linguistics currently trending in the field of English education, to unravel the colorful world of metaphors that make up idioms. It also encourages readers to understand the thought process of metaphorical thinking, and by doing so suggests ways of effective vocabulary building to understand these expressions on a deeper level. Although in the past English learners had no choice but to memorize idioms as random jumble of words that somehow expresses unexpected meanings, we hope that this book now allows a fun and meaningful English learning experience.