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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2019, 2(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.040061.

A Study of Metaphor Translation Strategies from a Cognitive Embodied View


Jinhai Wang

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Jinhai Wang

School of Foreign Studies, Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning 530006, China
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The shift of metaphor research from rhetoric one to cognitive one in cognitive linguistics has brought inspirations to the study of metaphor translation. Metaphor is one of cognitive ways and necessarily based on human experience. Various experiences construct different metaphorical conceptual systems. Therefore, when translating metaphors, translators should adopt different translation strategies to facilitate the mapping between conceptual domains, so as to achieve the optimization of language transformation.


Cognition; Embodied View; Metaphor translation

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Jinhai Wang. A Study of Metaphor Translation Strategies from a Cognitive Embodied View. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2019) Vol. 2, Issue 2: 192-199. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.040061.


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