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Validating metaphoric models in applied linguistics

Low, G. (2003) Validating metaphoric models in applied linguistics. Metaphor and Symbol, 18 (4). pp. 239-254. ISSN 1092-6488

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Abstract

Metaphoric modeling has, over the last 20 years, become a powerful tool in applied linguistics. Although research quality assessment criteria are starting to be applied to educational research, via meta-analyses and systematic reviews, there are as yet few agreed methodological or reporting criteria in the area of metaphoric models. This article examines a sample of 5 published metaphoric models of literacy or language teaching/learning, to derive a series of methodological suggestions compatible with recent systematic review guidelines. It is argued that a sound methodology for identifying and describing metaphoric models will pave the way for more reliable cross-cultural studies in educational linguistics.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > Education (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2009 16:24
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2009 16:24
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/S15327868MS1804_2
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1207/S15327868MS1804_2
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7008

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