Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Criticisms of cognitive metaphor theory cited by Yu

By and large, Ning Yu's book on metaphors in Chinese is faithful to cognitive metaphor theory. However, he does cite some critics of the theory (as of 1999) and discusses a few of them in chapter 2.8. He rejects them all on the account that they define metaphor differently than Lakoff and Johnson.

The authors that Yu lists as critics of cognitive metaphor theory are:

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