A Cognitive Analysis of Conceptual Metaphors in Chinese and English Volleyball Sports News Reports

Mengna LiU, Jinshi CHEN


With the development of human civilization and people’s material and cultural life, sports events play an increasingly important role in human’s life. Metaphors can facilitate people’s understanding of sports news and attract people’s attention. The present study conducts a comparative study of Chinese and English Rio Olympic sports, aiming to answer the following questions: (1) What are the typical conceptual metaphors in Chinese and English Rio Olympic news reports on the Woman’s Volleyball Final Game? (2) What are the similarities and differences of conceptual metaphors’ frequencies of occurrence between Chinese and English Rio Olympic news reports on the Woman’s Volleyball final game? Based on the analysis, the cognitive mechanism of typical conceptual metaphor is elaborated as well as the similarities and differences of conceptual metaphor in Chinese and English volleyball news reports.


Conceptual metaphor; Comparative analysis; Rio Olympic Volleyball Final Game

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11941


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