Sat, September 08, 11:15 am
Short paper (30 minutes)
Darren Elliott (Nanzan University)
Metaphor is a powerful and effective means of expressing and understanding abstract ideas. Learner’s metaphors, however, are somewhat under examined in the literature. In this study, the author seeks to address this disparity. By combining survey data from across the English programme at a private women’s university (N = 138), with follow-up interview data from a smaller cohort, the presenter will consider the connections between language learners’ metaphors for the teaching and learning process, and their beliefs and behaviours as autonomous learners.