Making ends meet: unveiling the motivation underlying prepositions in English
Olga I. Díez y Marta García
Duración: 50 minutos|
Pedagogical Grammar has pointed to the fact that language learning necessarily involves the construction of a new way of seeing and organising the world around us. However, the cognitive-cultural dimension of language has often been forgotten in the language classroom to the extent that vocabulary teaching/learning has often been limited to the memorisation of lists of words, which consider the relationship between form and meaning wholly arbitrary. Alternatively, recent studies on Cognitive Linguistics have shown that there exists a close connection between form and meaning in a high percentage of phrasal verbs and prepositional uses. In this talk, we aim at showing how the tools provided by Cognitive Linguistics can help us to boost significant learning in the classroom context.
Breve currículum del autor/es
Marta García Alamán (MA in Applied Linguistics) is the principal of the EOI de Haro and an Associate Lecturer at the University of La Rioja. She is also an oral examiner for the Cambridge ESOL and for the Instituto Cervantes. She is a member of the Council of Europe Pestalozzi programme.