A study of chinese sensation verbs used in linguistic synaesthesia

Jia Fei Hong, Chu-ren Huang

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Synaesthesia is a well-known phenomenon, . The neural basis of synaesthesia is characterized by sensation stimuli or cognition that induces a different cognition spontaneously and involuntarily. Sensation verbs are rich and varied in the Chinese lexicon, but so far there has been no extensive study concerning their use in linguistic synaesthesia. To address this gap in the literature, this study will investigate linguistic synaesthesia using the visual verbs “kan4 (look)” and “jian4 (look)”. Moreover, a discussion on semantic mappings and metaphors will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Lexical Semantics - 16th Workshop, CLSW 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319271934
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event16th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 May 201511 May 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015


  • Chinese sensation verbs
  • Concepts
  • Metaphors
  • Semantics
  • Synaesthesia
  • Visual verbs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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