The metaphorical orientation of time in Chinese

@inproceedings{Yu2012TheMO,
  title={The metaphorical orientation of time in Chinese},
  author={Ning Yu},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract This paper studies the metaphorical time orientation in Chinese along its horizontal and vertical axes. It will focus, however, on the controversy over its horizontal axis, readdressing the issue regarding whether the Chinese ego faces toward the future or past in metaphorical orientation of time. It is interesting to note that there exist three different views on this issue. To reinforce the view that future is in front of ego and past is behind ego in Chinese, the paper argues that… CONTINUE READING
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