Conceptual Metaphor and Dual Coding on Abstract Concepts
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- Embodied Cognition, abstract concept, Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Dual-Coding Theory
As a currently dominant theory that explains how human beings process concepts and ideas mentally, the Embodied Cognition theory has met difficulty in explaining how abstract concepts are embodied. In summary, unlike concrete concepts, it is seemingly hard to relate abstract concepts with perceptuo-motor simulations. A series of theories were proposed in recent decades aiming at solving this difficulty, and the Conceptual Metaphor Theory is a majorly influential one of them. This theory supposes that human beings construct multiple kinds of metaphors to relate abstract concepts with perceptuo-motor simulations. Later, however, it is indicated that the Conceptual Metaphor Theory also has difficulties in explaining the embodiment of abstract concepts. This paper does a more specific introduction to the Conceptual Metaphor Theory and what difficulty it meets in explaining the embodiment of abstract concepts. Then, another majorly influential theory, the Dual-Coding Theory, and how it proposes an alternative solution to the problem posed by abstract concepts is reviewed. Finally, this paper makes a proposal as an attempt to conclude an essential prediction that needs to be tested to verify the effectiveness of the Dual-Coding Theory in explaining the embodiment of abstract concepts.
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TY - CONF AU - Xudong Ma AU - Beilin Bao AU - Xinrui Li PY - 2021 DA - 2021/10/12 TI - Conceptual Metaphor and Dual Coding on Abstract Concepts BT - Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Modern Management and Education Technology（MMET 2021） PB - Atlantis Press SP - 531 EP - 535 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211011.097 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211011.097 ID - Ma2021 ER -