par Boers, Frank
Référence English for specific purposes, 19, 2, page (137-147)
Publication Publié, 2000-06
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The main question addressed in this article is whether it is worthwhile to refer to the literal sense or origin of an unfamiliar figurative expression as it is encountered by a language learner in her/his specialised reading. To answer this question, Cognitive Semantic tools were applied to reading economic discourse. The hypothesis that an enhanced metaphoric awareness on the part of language learners can be beneficial to their specialised reading was put to the test in a small-scale experiment. © 2000 The American University. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.