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Sino-British Religious and Mythological Metaphors Pragmatic Study

Author ZhangMingRui
Tutor WeiShiLin
School Yunnan Normal University
Course Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords English metaphors Religious allusions Myths and legends Pragmatic Study
CLC H315
Type Master's thesis
Year 2007
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Metaphor since the 70s of the last century , is no longer just a rhetorical device , but a cognitive methods and means . But is different in different ethnic groups , the occurrence of metaphor foundation for the development . A language dominant metaphor to show us in their cultural values, beliefs and world view . The analysis and comparison of the dominant metaphor in both languages ??help to get a more in-depth and subtle understanding of the culture of the two languages ??, two languages ??in order to seek more effective means of communication . United Kingdom by the influence of Christianity , so in the spirit and teachings of Christianity often appear in English ; influence of Buddhism in China , in Chinese , Buddhist monk frequent metaphor . Religious myth of the origin and relationship of metaphor discussed in both the English language and metaphor , in turn from the Chinese-English original metaphor source metaphor contrast , Chinese - English religious myths and metaphors type of analysis and religious myths and metaphors trends , the use of embodying the role of metaphor in Pragmatic analysis and comparison of religious myths and metaphors in Chinese and English languages ??, and then analyzes the Eastern and Western ways of thinking and cognitive psychology, to facilitate Chinese and English language learning and cross-cultural exchange . In this paper, a total of four parts . The first chapter introduces This article covers the theory , the theory of metaphor theory, the theory of context and religious myths . The second chapter from the source of the metaphor , compared the founders of the Chinese-English metaphor , totem worship the metaphor and ancestor worship metaphor , from the cultural and psychological analysis of the similarities and differences of the language of the East and the West . Chapter from the Chinese and English religious myths Metaphors , analysis of the East-West cultural differences , with particular emphasis on analysis of the twisters metaphor unique in the story of a household extended metaphor and Chinese . The fourth chapter explores the the religious myths metaphor trends, two major trends of transnational convergence and secularization .

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