Michelle Wong

List of John Benjamins publications for which Michelle Wong plays a role.


Metaphor plays a critical role in how people communicate and conceptualize complex activities like teaching. For example, a professor might be described as molding impressionable students (teacher as a sculptor), or helping students grow (teacher as a gardener). Prior research has largely… read more
Martin Hard, Bridgette, Nathan Liang, Michelle Wong and Stephen J. Flusberg 2021 Metaphors we teach by: Uncovering the structure of metaphorical lay theories of teachingMetaphor and the Social World 11:1, pp. 46–70 | Article
Teaching is a complex activity that people often discuss metaphorically, as when a professor is described as a sculptor molding impressionable students. What do such metaphors reveal about how people conceptualize teaching? Previous work has addressed related questions largely via researcher… read more