Elicited Metaphor Analysis in Educational Discourse

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Wan Wan, Graham Low
John Benjamins Publishing Company, Jul 2, 2015 - Foreign Language Study - 329 pages
The ability to recognise, discuss and evaluate one’s educational beliefs and working practices in metaphoric terms has for several years been seen as a highly valuable tool for increasing self-awareness, facilitating learning (or teaching), and/or predicting behaviour. This is the first edited book solely devoted to the topic of researching elicited metaphor in education, and brings together key researchers from China, Poland, Puerto Rico, South America, UK and USA. The 12 chapters involve overviews and state-of-the-art articles, articles focussing on methodology and validation, as well as reflections on the effectiveness of techniques and research reports of recent empirical studies. The bulk of the articles relate to literacy (L1 and L2) and teacher education, but science education is also addressed. The book offers useful models for academics, professionals and PhD students in these areas, and provides solutions for improving the validity of elicited metaphor techniques in educational research.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Section I Researching elicited metaphor in educational contexts
13
1 A practical validation model for researching elicited metaphor
15
A critical review
39
3 A hybrid methodology of linguistic metaphor identification in elicited data and its conceptual implications
65
Insights from databased research
93
Section II Specific collection validation and analysis methods
117
5 Retrospective Metaphor Interviews as an additional layer in elicited metaphor investigations
119
Case studies
187
8 Researching academic literacy metaphors
189
9 Developing critical thinking in academic writing through a metaphor elicitation technique
213
10 Metaphorical conceptualizations and classroom practices of instructors teaching an accelerated postsecondary development literacy course
239
11 Beyond elicit and run metaphor research
265
12 Chilean preservice teachers metaphors about the role of teachers as professionals
289
Index of names
315
Index of terms
321

6 Crowdchecking conceptual metaphors
139
7 The role of metaphors in novice and experienced L2 instructors classroom practice
167

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