Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Sports, Arts, Education and Management Engineering (SAEME 2018)

A Corpus-based Approach to the Quantifiers of Emotion Metaphors in Chinese: A Case Study of Happiness

Authors
Wenhui Zhao, Qin Tang
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Wenhui Zhao
Available Online June 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/saeme-18.2018.19How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Emotion metaphor; conceptualization; corpus-based approach; quantifier; happiness
Abstract
The major goal of this study is investigate the quantifiers of emotion metaphor “happiness” in Chinese and its English translation, by utilizing a corpus-based analysis. Emotion metaphors are very abstract by nature, there are no quantifiers in English emotion metaphors, but Chinese express their feelings in metaphors with lots of quantifiers. How many kinds of quantifiers are used in Chinese metaphor “happiness”? How to make a vivid English translation? To these end, the current study identify and examines the quantifiers of Chinese metaphorical expression “happiness”, and suggest a better English translation
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