Metaphor in Chinese

Authored by: Kathleen Ahrens , Siaw-Fong Chung

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138650732
eBook ISBN: 9781315625157
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This chapter introduces research on metaphors in Chinese, encompassing both theoretical and applied studies of metaphor, with a particular focus on metaphor research in the fields of computational linguistics, psycholinguistics and lexical semantics. Cultural and cross-cultural analyses of metaphors are also presented, along with a brief overview of metaphor studies in translation, advertising, and counselling.

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