[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 14, Issue 1 (3-2011) ::
IJAL 2011, 14(1): 77-108 Back to browse issues page
Qualitative Metaphor Analysis and Language Learning Opportunities
Reza Pishghadam , Azar Hosseini Fatemi , Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh , Safoora Navari
Ferdowsi University
Abstract:   (2463 Views)
This study has as its main concern focusing on the assorted ways Iranian language learners view their language educational system and the impact of these views on their success in learning a foreign language.  For the qualitative aim of this study, metaphors being stated by the learners were collected by some unfinished sentences which learners were required to complete to demonstrate their beliefs about their teachers, the teaching process and how they view themselves as learners. Then, the analysis and categorization of these metaphors based on Martinez (2001) taxonomy of metaphors revealed the kinds of learning principles which seem to be more favourable to learners than others. Results of the analysis of the metaphors showed that the public school learners mostly attribute their level of failure in language learning to the ‘behaviouristic’ methods in their classes while the private school learners attribute their apparent success to the ‘cognitive’ style of learning. Finally, the results were discussed in the context of second language acquisition. 
Keywords: High school, Conceptual metaphor, Language institute, Linguistic metaphor, Metaphor analysis
Full-Text [PDF 283 kb]   (1053 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research |
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

Write the security code in the box >


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Pishghadam R, Hosseini Fatemi A, Askarzadeh Torghabeh R, Navari S. Qualitative Metaphor Analysis and Language Learning Opportunities. IJAL. 2011; 14 (1) :77-108
URL: http://ijal.khu.ac.ir/article-1-32-en.html


Volume 14, Issue 1 (3-2011) Back to browse issues page
Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.15 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 3647