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Chinese Zodiac Culture and the Rhetorical Construction of A Shu B, C

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Authors
Gao, Jinlin; Joh, Yoon-kyoung
Issue Date
2019-04-01
Publisher
Language Education Research Center, Seoul National University
Citation
Language Research, Vol.55 No.1, pp. 55-74
Keywords
zodiac cultureanimalsrhetorical constructionshumetaphor
Abstract
when A is human, the categories of B and C will decide its nature. When B is a non-traditional Zodiac sign, the statement is rhetorical, and when B is a traditional Zodiac sign, the categories of A and C will decide its nature. When C is age-related, the statement is traditional, and when C is attribute-related, it is rhetorical. The rhetorical construction carries evaluative connotations in the following distribution: negative: 80.8%
positive: 13.5%
and neutral: 5.7%. The possible motivations for the rhetorical senses are culturally contextualized interactions of metaphor and metonymy as well as homophonic and conceptual associations.
This study, based on the CCL (Center for Chinese Linguistics) corpus, the BCC (Beijing Language and Culture University Corpus Center) corpus, and the dictionaries of Xiehouyu (歇后语) (two-part allegorical sayings), finds that the rhetorical senses of the construction A Shu B, C depends on the categories of A, B, and C. When A is non-human, the statement is rhetorical
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/153111
DOI
https://doi.org/10.30961/lr.2019.55.1.55
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 55 Number 1/3 (2019)
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