Chinese metaphors in political discourse : how the government of the People's Republic of China criticizes the independence of Taiwan.

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dc.contributor.advisor Riddle, Elizabeth M.
dc.contributor.author Cheng, Xiaojing. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-cc--- a-ch--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:28:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:28:32Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193398
dc.description.abstract This dissertation discusses various underlying conceptual metaphors used to describe the issue of Taiwan’s independence in the PRC media in light of Conceptual Metaphor Theory. The conceptual metaphors underlying linguistic expressions that are used to depict the independence issue in Chinese for a total number of nineteen concepts are examined. It is also argued that the conceptual bases for some chengyu, fixed expressions in Chinese, can be explained within Conceptual Metaphor Theory, but others cannot since some of the conceptual mappings constructed are context specific. The secondary metaphors found in some chengyu are based on the original association of one domain with another in the allusion or historical story. In short, this study provides empirical evidence for Conceptual Metaphor Theory in that the use of metaphor is extremely prevalent in at least one genre of Chinese political writing. It also examines Chinese chengyu from a cognitive point of view.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent 306 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.language.iso eng chi en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Metaphor. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chinese reunification question, 1949- --Press coverage -- China.
dc.subject.lcsh Chinese language -- Discourse analysis.
dc.title Chinese metaphors in political discourse : how the government of the People's Republic of China criticizes the independence of Taiwan. en_US
dc.title.alternative Title from signature form: Metaphors in Chinese : how the government of the People's Republic of China criticizes the independence of Taiw[an] en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1467028 en_US


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