Conceptual metaphor about personality in English and Vietnamese idioms of body parts

Nguyen Ngoc Vu

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Research on idioms from cognitive linguistics’ point of view, especially through conceptual metaphor and conceptual metonymy, has been growing steadily among semantics linguists. From the conceptual metaphor theory of cognitive linguistics, this article examines the role of conceptual metaphor about personality in English and Vietnamese idioms with the aim of evaluating the importance of conceptual metaphor in idiom’s illiteral meaning formation.


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conceptual metaphor, conceptualization, conceptual domains, idioms

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.54607/hcmue.js.0.2(80).350(2016)

DOI (PDF): https://doi.org/10.54607/hcmue.js.0.2(80).350.342(2016)

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