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A Study of Cognitive Metaphorical Meanings of "Mouth"

Author: XuYingYing
Tutor: LiZuo
School: West China University
Course: Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords: Mouth / mouth Cognitive Metaphor Significance
CLC: H15
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Abstract


Metaphor is an important mode of cognitive , vocabulary new meaning . The metaphor is pervasive , is the basis for the survival . Cognitive metaphor is not just the language , the more important is the universal human cognitive awareness to a familiar things , understanding , thinking , expression of another unfamiliar or abstract things , is conceptual . Cognitive metaphor theory has been applied to all aspects of the research , such as in semantics, pragmatics learning and discourse analysis of the medium are reflected . Especially the results of research in semantics , lexical meaning is broader . These studies reveal different degrees and different angles extending the role of cognitive metaphor mindset meaning , but systematic study of the word of mouth / mouth rarely involved . In order to supplement the vocabulary metaphor research , this paper proposes to use the prototype theory , the theory of image schemas and cognitive metaphor theory theory , cognitive metaphor meaning \mode of thinking in the meaning of vocabulary extension of the role . In this paper, the Xinhua Dictionary Chinese Dictionary ( electronic version 4.00 ) and idiom dictionary , 8788 included in the Peking Chinese Linguistics Research Center of Contemporary Chinese Corpus and the English National Corpus mouth / mouth vocabulary to express , representing comprehensive , in-depth analysis of the the cognitive metaphor significance of the word \This study has once again proved the metaphor universality , systemic and human cognition metaphorical thinking there are certain similarities in some respects ; mouth / mouth metaphorical meaning of the words are constructed mostly from the recognition of the entity and space know that the taking . At the same time , the research also enrich the study of the concept of metaphorical meaning .

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