Learners’ Beliefs about the Notion of Idiom

Rosalina Domínguez Angel

Abstract


This manuscript aims to build up a conceptual framework in relation to the most prominent features of idioms. Core concepts will be discussed and compared with the beliefs that university students have concerning a definition of idiom. These students’ beliefs were collected through a questionnaire used in a preliminary study on idiom learning. The results show that the non-compositionality of idioms, figurativeness and colloquialism are characteristics that students expect to find in idioms.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/elr.v5n3p62

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English Linguistics Research
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