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A Cognitive Approach to Metaphors in English Economic Discourses

Author: WangAiMei
Tutor: ChangZongLin
School: Ocean University of China
Course: Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords: Conceptual Integration Theory Metaphor Economics Discourse Affect
CLC: H315
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Abstract


In this paper, Fauconnier and Turner et al proposed the theory of conceptual integration from cognitive level of the metaphorical significance in economy class discourse build analysis , aimed at the application of this theory to explain the cognitive metaphor meaning construction economics discourse mechanism to provide a new research perspective and methods for the study of the economic and class discourse . Conceptual Blending Theory has a full frame structure , following a complete and flexible operation mechanism . Its basic operation requires four mental spaces : two input spaces , a generic space and an integrated space . The integration of the components in the two input space is selectively projected onto the integrating space . Through a combination of perfect and explain the process , generate a new structure of the input space . Applying this theory can be explained by understanding the economics discourse metaphors inherent psychological functioning mechanism , so as to provide the possibility of a new interpretation of the economic class discourse metaphor from a cognitive perspective . The text consists of five parts . The first part briefly describes the direction and basic part of this study . The second part of a review of a metaphorical tradition and modernity , as well as from two different perspectives on the economy class discourse metaphor . The third part is the concept of integration of theoretical introduction , including four psychological space , cross - space mapping , selective projection and conceptual integration process . Fourth part of a research model developed on the basis of the concept of integration theory , based on the metaphor in the discourse of the three economic classes from the background , the concept of integration the produce and mapping of four space and its social, economic life impact of three aspects of the analysis . Finally , the full text summarizing , pointed out the importance of this study as well as shortcomings , and future research directions .

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