テーマ:認知文法

比喩的理解は可能

Metaphorically understanding something you don’t understand is possible. The other day, I had an experience of metaphorically understanding something I don’t understa…
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すべては複雑系

Everything seems to be controlled by the complexity system. Which means that dichotomy does not work for everything. For example, in the area of how to teach English,…
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久野&高見の新刊(1)

In chapter 10 of Dr. Kuno & Takami’s latest 謎解きの英文法, the next construction that is frequently explained in books on Generative Grammar is investigated. Their investigati…
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肉まんの肉は何の肉?

I have a question. What kind of meat (niku) do you think of if you hear these expressions? Niku man(肉まん) Niku jaga(肉じゃが) Regarding Niku-man, some of you may have …
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Metaphor in thought and action.

Have you ever started to notice someone's downsides after someone else complained about them? Probably, most of you have had experiences like this. Can you guess the re…
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音訳他

Do you know the origin of these expressions? a) 背広 b) 簿記 c) ミシン A) is based on civil clothes. The Japanese person who phonetically translated 'civil clothes' heard c…
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Mini Lecture on lay off & fire

【Mini lecture on lay off & fire】 Hello, everyone. How are you today? I'm going to give you a mini-lecture on lay off and fire today. Let's start by looking at the …
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Mini Lecture on due

Mini lecture on "due" Today I'm going to focus on "due." Let's start by considering the meaning of the example sentences below. a) This assignment is due next Thur…
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Mini Lecture on ever

In today’s mini lecture, I’m going to focus on “ever.” What did you learn the meaning of ever when you were in junior or high school? Not all, but almost all of you, did…
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COCAの使い方

Hinata-sensei also introduces some useful sites for you to learn how to use COCA here: http://eng.alc.co.jp/newsbiz/hinata/2012/06/_coca.html
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