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Cognitive Linguistics & Pedagogical Grammar

Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Pedagogical Grammar: The English Prepositions of Verticality. (With Andrea Tyler). Published 2005.  Revista Brasileira de Linguistica Aplicada, 5, 2, 11-42.  

This article considers the merit of applying insights from Cognitive Linguistics to pedagogical grammar.  It does so by examining English prepositions, long assumed to be one of the most difficult areas of acquisition for second language learners. 

Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Pedagogical Grammar:  The Case of Over.  (With Andrea Tyler).  Published 2004.  In M. Achard and S. Niemeier.  Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching, pp. 257-280.  Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

This paper describes how insights from the principled polysemy approach to prepositions, developed in Tyler and Evans (2001, 2003) can be applied to language teaching. After illustrating the approach with the preposition over, the paper proceeds to provide details of how this approach to English prepositions might be employed in the foreign language classroom.

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