Arab EFL Learners Encoding and Decoding Idioms
The book explores in detail the process of identifying idioms and the factors that affect comprehension. The author also analyses the current state of bilingual Arabic-English-Arabic dictionaries and asks to what extent learners can rely on them as a source for decoding idioms.
List of Tables and Figures vii Abbreviations ix Acknowledgements xi Introduction 1 Chapter One The Development of Phraseological Theories 13 Chapter Two Idiom Identification/Recognition 41 Chapter Three Language Transfer and Semantic Analysis 67 Chapter Four Dictionary Use, Idiom Production 101 Chapter Five Conclusion and Future Directions 133 vi Bibliography 147 Appendices 157 Index 205
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