El uso de la metáfora para explorar los patrones organizativos de la escritura expositiva


  • Emilia Castaño Universidad de Barcelona
  • Isabel Verdaguer Universidad de Barcelona
  • Joseph Hilferty Universidad de Barcelona



Palabras clave:

estructura textual, metáfora conceptual, escritura académica, textos argumentativos, EFL


La escritura es una tarea compleja y multifacética que presenta muchos desafíos, especialmente cuando se escribe en un idioma extranjero. Estudios recientes han demostrado que tanto escritores como lectores se benefician del conocimiento explícito de los géneros textuales y de su organización, ya que el sentido de unidad de un texto está en gran parte relacionado con su estructura general. El conocimiento de la estructura del texto revela las convenciones que controlan el flujo de información y determinan los tipos de señales disponibles para los lectores. En este artículo usamos la teoría de la metáfora conceptual para proporcionar una nueva forma de explorar la escritura en el contexto académico y analizar el marco conceptual que escritores y lectores emplean para organizar la información. En este sentido, ilustramos cómo la metáfora los TEXTOS SON VIAJES puede usarse para dilucidar la organización macroestructural subyacente en textos expositivos escritos por aprendices de inglés.


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Biografía del autor/a

Emilia Castaño, Universidad de Barcelona

Departamento de Lenguas y Literaturas Modernas y Estudios Ingleses.

Investigadora y docente posdoctoral

Isabel Verdaguer, Universidad de Barcelona

Departamento de Lenguas y Literaturas Modernas y Estudios Ingleses.

Profesora titular

Joseph Hilferty, Universidad de Barcelona

Departamento de Lenguas y Literaturas Modernas y Estudios Ingleses.

Pofesor agregado


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Cómo citar

Castaño, E., Verdaguer, I., & Hilferty, J. (2019). El uso de la metáfora para explorar los patrones organizativos de la escritura expositiva. Cuadernos De Investigación Filológica, 46, 3–26. https://doi.org/10.18172/cif.3635