A Comparative Study of Literary Images between Chinese and English from the Cognitive Perspective

Zhiling Li, Xianrong Zhang, Guangming Kang


The theory of the literary image and the theory of the cognitive image are one of the most important theories in the literature/cognitive linguistic domain. On the one hand, they demonstrate striking difference thinking of the definitions, the content of the theories, the concerned domains and the practical usage; on the other, they meanwhile show inter-disciplinary connections between the literary text and the cognitive principles, with the literary image supplying the direct materials for the cognitive image, and the cognitive image the theoretical enlightens from the linguistic point of view.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v4n8p102

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