On Image Schemas of Comparatives in English and Chinese
- Yan Li
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- Yan Li
Available Online November 2017.
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- Comparative; Image Schema; English; Chinese
- Comparative is one of the basic semantic categories and its representation varies. Previous researches mainly focus on certain syntactic constructions, but systematic studies on comparative category are scarce. English and Chinese schematic representations are observed in this paper. We find that: 1) there are action schema, location schema, goal schema, sequence schema, polarity schema and particle schema as to English and Chinese comparative representations; and among these six schemas; 2) some represent dynamic events while others represent static ones; 3) some schemas are basic while some others are evolved via grammaticalization; 4) some schemas are blended and the mechanism of blending needs further investigation.
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TY - CONF AU - Yan Li PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - On Image Schemas of Comparatives in English and Chinese BT - International Conference on Education Innovation and Social Science (ICEISS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiss-17.2017.72 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiss-17.2017.72 ID - Li2017/11 ER -