Conceptual Season Metaphors in English and Vietnamese Songs
Season as Concrete Entity
Keywords:metaphorical expression, conceptual metaphor, domain, mapping, concrete entity
The paper aims at identifying conceptual metaphors of SEASON through their metaphorical expressions in English and
Vietnamese song lyrics from a cognitive perspective based on the theory of conceptual metaphors initiated by Lakoff and Johnson
(1980). The data collected from 181 English and Vietnamese songs (90 and 91 songs respectively) from the 20th century to the
present consist of 288 metaphorical expressions. The study shows the similarities and differences of conceptual metaphors of
season in English and Vietnamese songs. The results reveal that there are 6 conceptual metaphors of season when season is
regarded as concrete entity in English and Vietnamese.
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