Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 6(5), pp. 228 - 235
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060505
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Embodied Neurobiological Perspective on the Survey Study of Conceptual Metaphors of Chinese Eating Verb 吃 Chi ‘Eating' Phrases


Sheue-Jen Ou *
Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Hsuan Chuang University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

ABSTRACT

Cognitive linguists believe that the proto-languages use the body as a reference to determine the environmental orientation, such as up and down, inside and outside as well as entrance and exit. However, there is lack of studies examining whether these theories are consistent with the views of the language users, such as the general public. This paper attempts to investigate the "Embodied Mind Theory" in cognitive linguistics by surveying the public view of Chinese 吃 Chi 'Eating' verb phrases in Taiwan. In addition, this paper also aims to shed the light on the possible links between embodied neurobiological pathways of eating and Chinese eating verb phrases.

KEYWORDS
Embodied Cognitive Linguistics, Chinese Verb Phrases, Neurobiology, Language Survey

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Sheue-Jen Ou , "Embodied Neurobiological Perspective on the Survey Study of Conceptual Metaphors of Chinese Eating Verb 吃 Chi ‘Eating' Phrases," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 228 - 235, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060505.

(b). APA Format:
Sheue-Jen Ou (2018). Embodied Neurobiological Perspective on the Survey Study of Conceptual Metaphors of Chinese Eating Verb 吃 Chi ‘Eating' Phrases. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 6(5), 228 - 235. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060505.