A Metaphorical Study of L2 Vocabulary Learning
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Lin Deng and Na Li
L2 Vocabulary Learning has been an important aspect in second language acquisition study. Taking a cognitive view, this paper discusses L2 vocabulary learning from the perspective of conceptual metaphor. Conceptual Theory of Metaphor offers a new way of enriching the traditional L2 vocabulary learning and teaching. Through conceptual metaphors, L2 learners might be better able to understand the lexical meaning of words and form lexical network to match the words and concepts they are expressing. A metaphoric approach is expected to increase the effect and efficiency of L2 vocabulary learning.
Conceptual metaphor, Vocabulary Learning, Semantic learning.