An Anatomy of Chinese

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Harvard University Press, Feb 15, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 375 pages
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Rhythms, conceptual metaphors, and political language convey meanings of which Chinese speakers themselves may not be aware. Link’s Anatomy of Chinese contributes to the debate over whether language shapes thought or vice versa, and its comparison of English with Chinese lends support to theories that locate the origins of language in the brain.
 

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Contents

Introduction
2
Rhythm
Metaphor
Privilege in Dyads
Metaphors That Chinese and English Pretty Much Share
Metaphors in Chinese That Diverge from English in Significant Ways
Conceptual Differences That Are Rooted in Metaphor
Can Conceptual Metaphors Generate Philosophical Problems?
Politics
Characteristics of the Official Language
The Language Game
From the Side of the Rulers
From the Side of the Ruled
Effects of the Language Game in the Mao and the PostMao Eras Compared
Epilogue
Copyright

The Significance of Similarities and Differences among Conceptual Metaphors

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