Metaphor in Chinese

Kathleen Ahrens, Siaw Fong Chung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics
EditorsChu-Ren Huang , Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Barbara Meisterernst
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317231158
ISBN (Print)9781138650732
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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