TU ‘Earth’ in Five-Elements Theory: From the Perspective of Conceptual Metonymies and Metaphors

Zhanming WANG


Metonymy and metaphor, two important concepts of cognitive linguistics, have been studied for a long time. They are the way people cognitive the world. However, how they work in Chinese language? How they work in Chinese Five Element Theory? Few people have done those studies. This paper is studying one of the Five-elements theory TU “Earth” from the perspective of conceptual metonymy and metaphor.


Conceptual metonymy; Conceptual metaphor; Five-elements theory; TU; Earth

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/5722


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