DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.5.1240

A Study on Chinese LIFE Metaphors from Corpus-Based Approach

Ruifeng LUO


Corpus linguistic is an area which focuses on a set of procedures or methods for studying language and is not directly about the study of any particular aspect of language. Corpus-based approach is an effective way to research many areas of linguistics, which offers empirical data to the researchers and makes the research more convincing. The paper makes use of corpus and extracts the real data from CCL Corpus (Center for Chinese Linguistics Corpus) to investigate LIFE metaphors of Cognitive linguistics.


Corpus Linguistic, Corpus-based Approach, Metaphor, CCL

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