ML  >> Vol. 1 No. 3 (November 2013)

    A Cognitive Contrastive Analysis of Spatialization of Temporal Metaphors in English and Chinese

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时间隐喻空间化自我参照时间参照Temporal Metaphor; Spatialization; “Ego-Based” Model; “Time-Based” Model



The concept of time, being an abstract notion, is metaphorically structured in nature and such metaphorical conceptualization is shared by different cultures. Based on Lakoff’s “TIME PASSING IS MOTION” and under the developed metaphoric framework of “ego-based” and “time-based” models, the paper attempts to conduct a tentative systematic contrastive analysis of spatial-temporal metaphors in English and Chinese, with the investigation involving the classification of source domains, the elaboration on the co-occurrence of the spatial-temporal metaphorical systems, preference for a particular system and the adoption of spatial orientations. It is hoped that the paper will contribute to people’s comprehensive understanding of the conceptualization of time, and the spatial-metaphorical structuring of time in particular.

王巧红. 英汉时间隐喻的空间化认知对比分析[J]. 现代语言学, 2013, 1(3): 113-118.


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