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Cognition and Language Learning

Editor(s): Sadia Belkhir
Contributors: Kamila Ammour, Katia Berbar, Amel Benaissa, Sadia Belkhir, Fatima Zohra Chalal, Hanane Ait Hamouda, Georgios Georgiou,

Book Description

This collection highlights the interplay between cognition and language learning, and tackles such issues as cognition and skills development, language processing, vocabulary memorisation, metaphor identification, vocabulary attrition, motivation, and the perception of phonemes, among others. The contributions here represent current forward-looking research in the field of cognitive linguistics and education. To date, there has been a sharp need for innovative research that examines the interrelationship between cognition and the process of language learning. This volume responds to this requirement, bringing together researchers interested in this research area to discuss their contributions, and to open debates about the role played by cognition in language learning. The book will appeal to master’s and doctoral students, teachers, educational practitioners, and researchers interested in research into the interaction between cognition and language learning.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4482-6
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4482-6
Date of Publication: 01/03/2020
Pages / Size: 171 / A5
Price: £58.99


Sadia Belkhir is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria. She is particularly interested in animal-related proverbs and metaphor in cognition and culture. Her publications include “Animal–related Concepts across Languages and Cultures from a Cognitive Linguistic Perspective” in Cognitive Linguistic Studies, 6(2); “Anger Metaphors in American English and Kabyle: The Effect of Culture” in International Journal of Language and Culture, 3(2); and “Cultural Influence on the Use of DOG Concepts in English and Kabyle Proverbs” in Metaphor and Intercultural Communication (2014), among others. She is a member of the editorial board of Glottodidactica: An International Journal of Applied Linguistics.