Low, G. (2003) Validating metaphoric models in applied linguistics. Metaphor and Symbol, 18 (4). pp. 239-254. ISSN 1092-6488
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.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|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|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|