27 Mar 2022
The volume Directions for Pedagogical Construction Grammar: Learning and Teaching (with) Constructions edited by Hans Boas has just been published. The book includes my article “Frame-based metonymy in teaching L2 vocabulary”. In this article, I provide a practical example of adapting a traditional approach to teaching verbs (based around inflectional sets) to a construction-based approach organized around semantic frames. Along the way, I discuss how teaching in this way can help students to integrate figurative devices such as metonymy, which is ubiquitous in natural language, into their L2 production. This work represents a first step towards practical application of my research on metonymy in semantic frames, which I’ve explored in my dissertation and elsewhere. You can check out the full volume over on Google Books or Amazon.