Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Teaching of English and Chinese Idioms

Abstract

This paper talks about the relationship between conceptual metaphor and semantic motivation of English and Chinese idioms from three aspects, namely, structural metaphor, orientation metaphor and ontological metaphor. Based on that, the author puts forward applying conceptual metaphor theory to English and Chinese idiom teaching.

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@inproceedings{Li2010ConceptualMT, title={Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Teaching of English and Chinese Idioms}, author={Xiuzhi Li}, year={2010} }