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Understanding the Disease and China’s Role in the Discourse of Covid-19: A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective


LU Wei-lun XU Wen

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source British Journal of Chinese Studies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Keywords cognitive Linguistics; meatphor; metonymy; construal; Covid-19
Description The paper introduces the possible contribution that Cognitive Linguistics can make in Chinese studies at the time of Covid-19. It proposes several Covid-19 related research topics from the perspective of Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT), a useful theoretical apparatus that allows for systematic research of the discourse around various social phenomena.

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