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Understanding how time flies and what it means to be on cloud nine: English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners’ metaphor comprehension

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We explored the vocabulary and metaphor comprehension of learners of English as an additional language (EAL) in the first two years of UK primary school. EAL vocabulary knowledge is believed to be a crucial predictor of (reading) comprehension and educational attainment (Murphy, 2018). The vocabulary of five- to seven-year-old children with EAL was compared to that of English monolinguals (N = 80). Comprehension was assessed for both verbal (e.g., time flies) and nominal metaphors (be on clou...

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10.1017/S0305000918000399

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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Child Language Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
2
Pages:
265-291
Publication date:
2018-10-31
Acceptance date:
2018-08-26
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EISSN:
1469-7602
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0305-0009
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911203
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pubs:911203
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pubs:911203
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2018-08-30

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