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Semiotics in Language Education

by Marcel Danesi
Format
Book
Published
Berlin ; New York : M. de Gruyter, 2000.
Language
English
Series
Approaches to Applied Semiotics
ISBN
3110169142 (alk. paper), 3110169150 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Chapter I Language teaching and semiotics 1
  • 1.1 Language education in the twentieth century 2
  • 1.1.1 Direct method 2
  • 1.1.2 Reading and oral methods 5
  • 1.1.3 Audiolingual and audiovisual methods 7
  • 1.1.4 Cognitive-code method 8
  • 1.1.5 Communicative language teaching movement 9
  • 1.1.6 Humanistic language teaching movement 11
  • 1.1.7 Second language teaching dilemma 13
  • 1.2 Language acquisition 14
  • 1.2.1 Native language acquisition 15
  • 1.2.2 Second language acquisition 20
  • 1.3 Semiotics and language education 22
  • 1.3.1 Semiotics 24
  • 1.3.2 Semiotic aspects of second language acquisition 32
  • 1.4 Revisiting the SLT dilemma from a semiotic perspective 35
  • 1.4.1 Signifying order 35
  • 1.4.2 Conceptual reorganization 39
  • 1.4.3 Interconnectedness 40
  • Chapter II Conceptual structure 42
  • 2.1 Concepts 43
  • 2.1.1 Network theory 43
  • 2.1.2 Types of concepts 48
  • 2.2 Surface structure 58
  • 2.2.1 Surface codes 60
  • 2.2.2 Reflexivization 61
  • 2.3 Pedagogical considerations 67
  • Chapter III Denotative concepts 77
  • 3.1 Denotation 79
  • 3.1.1 Encoding denotative concepts 81
  • 3.1.2 Reflexivizing denotative concepts 85
  • 3.2 Denotative discourse 90
  • 3.2.2 Discourse structure 93
  • 3.2.3 Navigation 97
  • 3.3 Pedagogical considerations 101
  • Chapter IV Connotative concepts 108
  • 4.1 Connotation 109
  • 4.1.1 Connotative concepts 110
  • 4.1.2 Narrative circuits 113
  • 4.1.3 Mythic circuits 116
  • 4.1.4 Metaphorical circuits 118
  • 4.2 Connotation in discourse 119
  • 4.2.1 Gesture during discourse 123
  • 4.2.2 Some relevant findings 125
  • 4.3 Pedagogical considerations 130
  • Chapter V Metaphorical concepts 135
  • 5.1 Metaphor 136
  • 5.1.1 Conceptual vs. specific metaphors 138
  • 5.1.2 Image schemas 144
  • 5.1.3 Cognitive models 147
  • 5.1.4 Metonymy and irony 148
  • 5.2 Metaphorical circuits 151
  • 5.2.1 Primary circuits 151
  • 5.2.2 Secondary circuits 154
  • 5.2.3 Tertiary circuits 155
  • 5.3 Pedagogical considerations 157.
Description
xi, 207 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-203) and index.
Series Statement
Approaches to applied semiotics ; 2
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