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Study on the Cognitive Mechanism of Conceptual Metonymy in A Tale of Two Cities

Author WuYanYan
Tutor WangMuQun
School Yanshan University
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Conceptual metonymy Cognitive mechanisms Real criticism Literary language
CLC H315
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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In this paper, the concept of cognitive linguistics, metonymy theory, the novel \Analysis of the metonymy cognitive mechanisms and reveal the function of metonymy in cognition, thinking, semantic extension and Discourse Construction. Phenomenon of the Literary Text frequent metonymic language, to the critique of realist fiction corpus linguistic analysis of the features of the language of the classics of metonymy argument frequently appear in the novel the metonymy language literature Language and metonymy languages ??have many common features. Cognitive linguistics metonymy understanding of the cognitive processes in an idealized cognitive model, a conceptual entity to another conceptual entity psychological channel. Metonymy operating mechanism, cognitive linguists from different angles different models, For example, the idealized cognitive model, cognitive reference points, mapping or highlights. Metonymy function is no longer confined to indirect alleged, also play a role in cognition, thinking, meaning expansion, the day-to-day communication and Discourse Construction. In this paper, cognitive linguistics, metonymy model in the novel \The analysis found that there are a lot of real criticism literary discourse metonymy, metonymy novels read their different functions: cognitive function, semantic extensions. Secondly, by the literary language features and metonymy language features found both have many common characteristics, in order to explain the in real criticism works transit use of metaphor is so prevalent reasons. Laid the foundation for the verification the assumption of Hu Zhuanglin, - metonymy language can shape the style of the literary language. In this paper, the method of inductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning is the reasoning of the general principles of such things or phenomena launched from the knowledge of individual things or phenomena. It can help authors make scientific and rational inference. The results of this study further explains the extensive use of the reason of the the metonymy language in literary discourse, to help us further understand the role of conceptual metonymy in shaping the novel style. The results of this study to make further contributions to promote the application of the cognitive linguistic theory in the field of literary criticism.

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