Cognitive Analysis of A Dream of Red Mansions: A Case of “Root” Conceptual Metaphor

Xiaoli TIAN


The thesis is an analysis of the samples of “root” conceptual metaphor taken from A Dream of Red Mansions. Special attention has been paid to the mapping process from the source domain to the target domain, and also to the experiential grounding of those metaphorical expressions and to their realizations in A Dream of Red Mansions.

Key words: A Dream of Red Mansions; Plant Metaphors; Cognitive Analysis; Root


A Dream of Red Mansions; Plant Metaphors; Cognitive Analysis; Root



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