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Karlsson, Monica

Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language

Series:Second Language Acquisition

MULTILINGUAL MATTERS

    309,90 € / $359.90 / £269.90*

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    Publication Date:
    December 2018
    Copyright year:
    2018
    ISBN
    978-1-78892-237-1
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The comprehension, retention and production of idiomatic expressions is one of the most difficult areas of the lexicon for second language learners to master. This book investigates this under-researched and interesting aspect of language acquisition, shedding light on conventional uses of idiomatic expressions as well as creative variant forms.

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    MULTILINGUAL MATTERS
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    idiomatic expressions; idioms; second language acquisition; SLA; language learning; L2 idiom comprehension; second language comprehension; idiom misinterpretation; idiom use in composition writing

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    KarlssonMonica:

    Monica Karlsson is Lecturer in English Linguistics and Didactics at Halmstad University, Sweden. She has been working in the field of second language acquisition for 20 years, focusing on the specific areas of grammar and vocabulary.

    Monica Karlsson is Lecturer in English Linguistics and Didactics at Halmstad University, Sweden. She has been working in the field of second language acquisition for 20 years, focusing on the specific areas of grammar and vocabulary.

    Reviews

    Idiomatic expressions form one of the most difficult areas for language learners and cause problems even for advanced students. Monica Karlsson’s book is an important and longed-for contribution to the study of learners’ understanding, retention and production of idioms based on a number of experiments and learners’ free essay writing.

    Providing a comprehensive, exhaustive and authoritative overview of scholarly research on L2 learners’ acquisition, comprehension, retrieval and use of idiomatic expressions, this book also covers previously neglected areas of investigation. It is a must-have for applied linguists, psycholinguists, neurolinguists, practicing teachers, machine-translation researchers, cognitive psychologists, postgraduate and undergraduate students, and more.

    The book offers new and valuable insights into L2 learners' understanding, retrieval and use of idiomatic expressions. This is especially true as the studies included focus on previously largely neglected areas of investigation. It should therefore be a welcome addition to instructors and researchers alike working within this particular field.

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