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A Summary of Comparative Study of Emotion Metaphors between Chinese and English

Author LiSongMan
Tutor YuYongMei
School Northeast Normal University
Course Chinese Philology
Keywords Metaphor Emotional metaphor Contrast Common Personality
CLC H315
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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In 1980 , Lakoff and Johnson , metaphor cognitive theory . The emergence of this theory to the traditional concept metaphor completely broken , the metaphorical rhetoric from the traditional concept of development to the field of cognitive science research . Metaphor cognitive theory put forward greatly enriched the metaphor of the vitality of this study , and even contributed to the metaphor of the birth of the discipline . It is based on the depth of the development of the theory of metaphor , and the resulting development of metaphor breadth . Cognitive Metaphor Theory disciplinary research active crossover , the resulting metaphor cognitive science , the metaphor of linguistics, as well as integration with the other aspects of foreign language teaching . This is no doubt to the metaphor of the school 's development has brought a positive vitality . The metaphor learn new development to become a focus of research and also produce a multifaceted , multi-angle metaphor research achievements . Metaphors in view of the current booming trend , I hope summarized by Han , English emotional metaphor problem \some Thoughts of the teachings , as a follow-up study to provide some reference . Combing through the current research , the researchers have found this problem from all angles . In conclusion, the main analysis from the point of view of both the source and target domains . I proceed from the perspective of the source domain , classified summary of the various types of source domain and the source domain analysis of the similarities and differences of the target domain , also discussed the reasons for differences . In the course of the study , I believe that in Chinese, English emotional Metaphor has the following characteristics : First , the source domain and target domain with mainly based on the universal recognition ; Second, the source domain and target domain with reflect regional culture of different languages ??; selection of the source domain language geographical uniqueness ; Fourth , any source domain and target domain with are the source domain feelings pass .

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