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Title: Being assiduous : do we have bitterness or pain? the synaesthetic and conceptual metaphors of bitterness and pain in Chinese and English
Authors: Xiong, J
Huang, CR 
Keywords: Bitterness
Chinese
English
Metaphor
Pain
Synaesthesia
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Source: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2015, v. 9332, p. 15-23 How to cite?
Journal: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics) 
Abstract: This paper examines both synaesthetic and conceptual metaphors of BITTERNESS and PAIN in Chinese and English. In terms of synaesthetic metaphor, BITTERNESS is more versatile than PAIN, as the former can be transferred to more sensory domains than the latter. Regardless of the sensory domains, the synaesthetic metaphor basically inherits the negative polarity in both Chinese and English. Regarding conceptual metaphor, both BITTERNESS and PAIN exhibit noticeable cross-linguistic differences. Specifically, EFFORT IS BITTERNESS and INTENSITY IS PAIN are attested in Chinese, while EFFORT IS PAIN and INTENSITY IS BITTERNESS are in operation in English. Whenever EFFORT is targeted, the expression at issue obliterates the negative sense of BITTER and PAIN, probably because the concept of “effort” is cross-culturally positive.
Description: 16th Workshop, CLSW 2015, Beijing, China, May 9-11, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55365
ISBN: 9783319271934
ISSN: 0302-9743
EISSN: 1611-3349
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27194-1_2
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