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Studies on the Construal Operations of Names for the Same Things in Korean and Chinese: Based on the Metaphorical Conceptualization in the Sour Domain of Body-part Terms

Xi Xiu-ying. 1

1상해외국어대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper was to investigate the naming for the same things in Chinese and Korean and discuss what characters would they possess based on the view of cognitive linguistics. At the first of all, it’s confirmed that the cognitive linguistics whose proposition is anthropocentric view was proved that it had strong explanatory power via some detail examples. The discussion that structured ‘산(mountain)’ is used in the domain of human beings was supported as well. Secondly, it’s also confirmed that the inter-linguistic universality and unique characters exist in Chinese and Korean via the investigation of the same things of this two languages. Especially for naming things related with ‘목(neck)’ the social and cultural difference between the two languages was observed. And according to the study of things related with ‘목(neck)’ it’s also showed that the way of thinking was distinct between the different language users of Chinese and Korean. Thirdly, it’s seen that the naming for the same things was different in each language which is closely involved with their users, users’ experience and users’ social and cultural background. (Shanghai International Studies University)

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