CCF3 – Metaphors of emotion in Chinese and English

Friday 19 February 2021

Ye TIAN (PhD candidates, School of Arts, English and Languages, QUB)

Emotions are more cultural than natural. In the light of metaphors, looking at how Chinese and English talk about emotions are important in understanding the two cultures, as well as the alter-ego. The talk considers how Chinese and English talks about emotive (anger vs joy) and non-emotive (calm and disinterested) emotions with metaphors.

Recorded video


You can click on the cards to turn over and listen to the pronunciations.

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