British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Vol 10 (2020)
Essays

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

Wei-lun Lu
Masaryk University
Xu Wen
Southwest University, Chongqing
Published July 7, 2020
How to Cite
Lu, W.- lun, & Wen, X. (2020). Understanding the Disease and China’s Role in the Discourse of Covid-19. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 10. Retrieved from https://bjocs.site/index.php/bjocs/article/view/89

Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • Cognitive Linguistics,
  • meatphor,
  • metonymy,
  • construal,
  • Covid-19
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