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From body to meaning in culture: papers on cognitive semantic studies of Chinese 1 edition

From body to meaning in culture
Ning Yu

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From body to meaning in culture
papers on cognitive semantic studies of Chinese
Ning Yu.

Published 2009 by John Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Bodily experience in feeling and thinking
Metaphorical expressions of anger and happiness in English and Chinese
Body and emotion: body parts in Chinese expression of emotion
Synesthetic metaphor: a cognitive perspective
Chinese metaphors of thinking
Section 2. External body parts in conceptualization
The bodily dimension of meaning in Chinese: what do we do and mean with "hands?"
Figurative uses of finger and palm in Chinese and English
What does our face mean to US?
The eyes for sight and mind
Speech organs and linguistic activity and function
Section 3. Internal body organs in conceptualization
Metaphor, body, and culture: the Chinese understanding of gall bladder and courage
Heart and cognition in ancient Chinese philosophy
The Chinese conceptualization of the heart and its cultural context: implications for second language learning.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Papers on cognitive semantic studies of Chinese


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PL1291 .Y85 2009

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p. cm.

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9789027232625, 9789027232632
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