Figurative Language in Teaching and Learning ESP

Neshkovska, Silvana and Kitanovska-Kimovska, Sonja (2014) Figurative Language in Teaching and Learning ESP. Horizons - International Scientific Journal. Series A Social Sciences and Humanities, 15. pp. 103-111. ISSN 1857- 856X

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Figurative language is very common in both oral and written discourse of
native speakers of English. However, metaphors, hyperboles, litotes, irony
etc. can be genuinely puzzling, especially for nonnative speakers of the
language. In general, the challenges they face are due to lack of linguistic
and cultural knowledge, inadequate instruction and insufficient exposure to
this type of language in the ESL learning process.
Therefore, teaching and learning figurative language in all its diverse
forms should receive as much attention as teaching literal language,
especially, as that would generate more efficient nonnative speakers of
In this paper we investigate the usage and comprehension of figurative
language by Macedonian ESP students and their teachers, as well as its
presence in various ESP textbooks.
Key words: figurative language, English for Specific Purposes

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Silvana Neshkovska
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 15:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2023 15:03

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