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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2019, 1(11); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2019.011112.

Interpretation of Metaphorical Neologisms in Cognitive Linguistics under “Internet Plus”


Jianbo Xu*

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Jianbo Xu

College of Foreign Languages, Xiangnan University, Chenzhou, Hunan 423000, China
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Metaphor is a Commonly Used Rhetorical Device, Which Can Produce Good Language Effects. as a Basic Cognitive Way in Human Communication, Metaphor Plays a Very Important Role in the Production of Various New Words. by Analyzing the Motivation of Polysemy, New Meanings of Old Words and Innovative Words, This Paper Expounds the Cognitive Functions of Metaphorical Extended Language and Regenerative Semantics. Metaphor Theory in Cognitive Linguistics is a New Perspective on Language Acquisition. Metaphor Can Help Learners to Eliminate the Obstacles of Vocabulary Understanding in Target Language Reading and Improve Their Language Application Ability. on the Basis of Investigating the Metaphors of Chinese Neologisms Appearing on the Internet, This Paper Analyzes the Types and Word Formation of Metaphorical Neologisms, and Points out That the Choice of Metaphors Should Mainly Follow the Following Three Principles: Similarity Principle, Proximity Principle and Acceptability Principle.


“Internet Plus”, Cognitive Language, Metaphor, New Words

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Jianbo Xu. Interpretation of Metaphorical Neologisms in Cognitive Linguistics under “Internet Plus”. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 11: 67-74. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2019.011112.


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