Along with the development of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Applied Cognitive Linguistics, the metaphorical competence (MC) of foreign language learners has been considered more and more important. So as to promote the research on developing MC of learners of Japanese, this study investigated whether the Applied Cognitive Linguistic Teaching Method applying the knowledge of Conceptual Metaphor Theory was more effective to cultivate comprehension competence of metaphorical expressions of Chinese learners of Japanese compared with the traditional teaching method focusing on memorization, based on a classroom practice. The results showed that the Applied Cognitive Linguistic Teaching Method not only had the same memory benefits with the traditional teaching method, but also had lasting effect on enhancing comprehension competence of metaphorical expressions. Hereafter, the Applied Cognitive Linguistic Teaching Method should be introduced more in teaching Japanese.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Development of Comprehension Competence of Metaphorical Expressions of Chinese Learners of Japanese: A Study Based on a Classroom Practice|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|