Spatial particles in english: A quantitative corpus-based approach to the conceptualization of symmetry in bodily orientation

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摘要

This study investigates the conceptualization of our bodily orientation in a quantitative corpus-based approach of collostructional analysis. Based on the symbolic nature of constructions, we examine the correlation patterns of the covarying collexeme NPs and 13 major spatial particles in English Preposition Construction through exploratory statistical methods. The distributional patterns of the spatial particles have far-reaching implications for the embodiment of conceptual metaphors. It is concluded that the (a)symmetry of metaphorical patterns along each spatial dimension may be attributed to the recurring (a)symmetrical daily interaction and bodily experiences with the surrounding physical environment. While cultural specificity is of great concern for future study, a hypothesis for the implicational scale of conceptual symmetry in bodily orientation is proposed.

原文英語
主出版物標題27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 27
發行者National Chengchi University
頁面322-328
頁數7
ISBN(電子)9789860385670
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013
對外發佈
事件27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 2013 - Taipei, 臺灣
持續時間: 2013 十一月 212013 十一月 24

出版系列

名字27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 27

其他

其他27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 2013
國家/地區臺灣
城市Taipei
期間2013/11/212013/11/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 語言與語言學
  • 電腦科學(全部)

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