A Corpus-based Approach to the Quantifiers of Emotion Metaphors in Chinese: A Case Study of Happiness
- Wenhui Zhao, Qin Tang
- Corresponding Author
- Wenhui Zhao
Available Online June 2018.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/saeme-18.2018.19How to use a DOI?
- Emotion metaphor; conceptualization; corpus-based approach; quantifier; happiness
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Wenhui Zhao AU - Qin Tang PY - 2018/06 DA - 2018/06 TI - A Corpus-based Approach to the Quantifiers of Emotion Metaphors in Chinese: A Case Study of Happiness BT - 2018 International Conference on Sports, Arts, Education and Management Engineering (SAEME 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/saeme-18.2018.19 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/saeme-18.2018.19 ID - Zhao2018/06 ER -