TITLE

A comparative study for the metaphors use in happiness and anger in English and Arabic

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Haq, Fawwaz Al-Abed; El-Sharif, Ahmad
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
US-China Foreign Language;Nov2008, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper illustrates how metaphors are employed in describing happiness and anger in English and Arabic. The researchers collected a set of English and Arabic metaphorical expressions from different sources including the works of Lakoff and Kövecses in English, and dictionaries and literary works in Arabic. The analysis was conducted following the conceptual metaphor theory model. Then, the expressions were regrouped and classified into major and minor categories according to their metaphorical mappings. The comparative analysis shows that the two languages remarkably share some basic-level metaphors in conceptualizing happiness and anger. In some minor cases, a sort of cross-cultural differences have been seen which can be attributed to the distinctive characteristics of each culture such as: climate, natural elements, and mode of life.
ACCESSION #
52704845

 

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