Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 5(4), pp. 275 - 283
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050405
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Cross-linguistic Spatio-temporal Association: Empirical Studies by Boroditsky


Yiqing Liao 1, Rong Xiao 2,*
1 School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen University, China
2 Department of English, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

ABSTRACT

This paper provides a critical review of cross-linguistic empirical research on spatio-temporal association among English and Chinese languages to see if it is possible to render the actual relations between language and reality in a systematic manner. It discusses a selection of relevant studies conducted by scholars within this domain. Hopefully this paper will shed light on the cross-linguistic studies of the relationship between language and thought in mental conceptualization. Implications are also given for future empirical research.

KEYWORDS
Spatio-temporal Association, Mental Conceptualization, Empirical Studies, Language and Thought

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[1] Yiqing Liao , Rong Xiao , "Cross-linguistic Spatio-temporal Association: Empirical Studies by Boroditsky," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 275 - 283, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050405.

(b). APA Format:
Yiqing Liao , Rong Xiao (2017). Cross-linguistic Spatio-temporal Association: Empirical Studies by Boroditsky. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 5(4), 275 - 283. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050405.