Order:
  1.  28
    Spatial Metaphors for Morality: A Perspective from Chinese.Ning Yu - 2016 - Metaphor and Symbol 31 (2):108-125.
    This study aims to contribute to the research on spatial metaphors for morality from the perspective of Chinese. It outlines the linguistic patterns in Chinese that manifest the putative underlying spatial subsystem of moral metaphors, which can be summarized by a central metaphor “MORALITY IS SPATIALITY.” In doing so, it focuses on 17 spatial words that instantiate in real-life discourses five pairs of moral–spatial metaphors in their positive and negative valence. The total of 10 metaphors under study forms a cluster (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  2.  36
    Spatial Subsystem of Moral Metaphors: A Cognitive Semantic Study.Ning Yu, Tianfang Wang & Yingliang He - 2016 - Metaphor and Symbol 31 (4):195-211.
    Cognitive semantic studies have shown that our conceptualization of morality is at least partially metaphorical and that our moral cognition is grounded in some fundamental contrastive categories of our embodied experience in the physical environment. It is argued that our moral cognition is built on a moral metaphor system. Within the framework of conceptual metaphor theory, this study aims to examine the spatial subsystem of moral metaphors in English. We set out with five pairs of moral metaphors that involve the (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  3.  26
    Metaphorical Character of Moral Cognition: A Comparative and Decompositional Analysis.Ning Yu - 2015 - Metaphor and Symbol 30 (3):163-183.
    This article studies the moral metaphor system focusing on a subsystem consisting of five pairs of MORAL and IMMORAL metaphors whose source concepts represent some contrastive categories in our visual experience: WHITE and BLACK, LIGHT and DARK, CLEAR and MURKY, CLEAN and DIRTY, PURE and IMPURE. The study examines whether these moral metaphors are manifested in Chinese and English, looking for linguistic evidence in both languages. It is found that the studied moral metaphors are applicable in both languages at varying (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  4.  21
    The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language.Ning Yu - 2009 - Mouton de Gruyter.
    This book is a cognitive semantic study of the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, traditionally seen as the central faculty of cognition. The Chinese word xin, which primarily denotes the heart organ, covers the meanings of both "heart" and "mind" as understood in English, which upholds a heart-head dichotomy. In contrast to the Western dualist view, Chinese takes on a more holistic view that sees the heart as the center of both emotions and thought. The contrast characterizes two cultural traditions (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  5.  41
    Metaphor in culture: LIFE IS A SHOW in Chinese.Ning Yu & Dingding Jia - 2016 - Cognitive Linguistics 27 (2):147-180.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Cognitive Linguistics Jahrgang: 27 Heft: 2 Seiten: 147-180.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  6.  10
    Beijing Olympics and Beijing opera: A multimodal metaphor in a CCTV Olympics commercial.Ning Yu - 2011 - Cognitive Linguistics 22 (3):595-628.
    This paper is a cognitive semantic analysis of a CCTV educational commercial, which is one of a series designed and produced in preparation for, and in celebration of, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Called the “Beijing Opera Episode”, this TV commercial converges on the theme: “To mount the stage of the world, and to put on a show of China”. That is, China sees her hosting of the 2008 Olympics by Beijing as a great opportunity for her to step onto (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  7.  31
    Primary Metaphors across Languages: Difficulty as Weight and Solidity.Ning Yu & Jie Huang - 2019 - Metaphor and Symbol 34 (2):111-126.
    ABSTRACTThis is a linguistic study of two primary metaphors with the same target concept, “DIFFICULTY IS WEIGHT” and “DIFFICULTY IS SOLIDITY,” in English and Chinese. The study employs both lexical...
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  8.  12
    What does our face mean to us?Ning Yu - 2001 - Pragmatics and Cognition 9 (1):1-36.
    This study is a semantic analysis of metonymic and metaphoric expressions involving body-part terms for the face in Chinese. These expressions are discussed regarding four perceived roles of face, namely, as highlight of appearance and look, as indicator of emotion and character, as focus of interaction and relationship, and as locus of dignity and prestige. It is argued that the figurative extensions are based on some biological facts about our face: it is the most distinctive part on the interactive side (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  9.  10
    What does our face mean to us?Ning Yu - 2001 - Pragmatics and Cognition 9 (1):1-36.
    This study is a semantic analysis of metonymic and metaphoric expressions involving body-part terms for the face in Chinese. These expressions are discussed regarding four perceived roles of face, namely, as highlight of appearance and look, as indicator of emotion and character, as focus of interaction and relationship, and as locus of dignity and prestige. It is argued that the figurative extensions are based on some biological facts about our face: it is the most distinctive part on the interactive side (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  10.  8
    Metaphor, Body, and Culture: The Chinese Understanding of Gallbladder and Courage.Ning Yu - 2003 - Metaphor and Symbol 18 (1):13-31.
    According to the theory of internal organs in traditional Chinese medicine, the gallbladder has the function of making judgments and decisions in mental processes and activities, and it also determines one's degree of courage. This culturally constructed medical characterization of the gallbladder forms the base of the cultural model for the concept of courage. In the core of this cultural model is a pair of conceptual metaphors: (a) "GALLBLADDER IS CONTAINTER OF COURAGE," and (b) "COURAGE IS QI (GASEOUS VITAL ENERGY) (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  11.  36
    Chinese metaphors of thinking.Ning Yu - 2003 - Cognitive Linguistics 14 (2-3).
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  12.  8
    Figurative Uses of Finger and Palm in Chinese and English.Ning Yu - 2000 - Metaphor and Symbol 15 (3):159-175.
    This article studies 2 Chinese body-part terms zhi 'finger' and zhang 'palm' as they are used in compounds and idioms to express abstract concepts. Primarily, zhi 'finger' is used to express intention, aim, guidance, and direction, whereas zhang 'palm' is used to refer to power and control. The metaphoric and metonymic expressions involved are based on 2 common acts with hands: pointing with the index finger and holding in the palm of the hand. A comparison between Chinese and English data (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  13.  21
    Primary metaphors: Importance as size and weight in a comparative perspective.Ning Yu, Lu Yu & Yue Christine Lee - 2017 - Metaphor and Symbol 32 (4):231-249.
    This is a linguistic study of two primary metaphors with the same target-domain concept, “IMPORTANCE IS SIZE” and “IMPORTANCE IS WEIGHT,” in English and Chinese. It is suggested that these two primary metaphors are derived from the OBJECT image schema, abstracted from our embodied, sensorimotor experience, especially our visual and tactile perception, in dealing with physical objects in everyday life. The study focuses on size and weight adjectives in both languages and on linguistic evidence in two areas: their lexicalizations of (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  14.  11
    Shaping Future Directions for Breakdance Teaching.Ming Tao Wei, Zhi Yang, Yu Jie Bai, Ning Yu, Chun Xia Wang, Nan Wang & Yan Shuo Cui - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    This article reports on the evolution of breakdance. Given the inclusion of breakdancing in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, scholars have generated substantial international research related to breakdance teaching in recent years. However, few researchers have focused on the impact of formal formative assessment on breakdance teachers’ teaching and students’ learning. We wish to contribute to the quality of breakdance teaching and learning by identifying the positive impact of recent research on formative assessment on student learning and designing (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  33
    Body and emotion: body parts in Chinese expression of emotion.Ning Yu - 2002 - Pragmatics and Cognition 10 (1):341-365.
    This study presents a semantic analysis of how emotions and emotional experiences are described in Chinese. It focuses on conventionalized expressions in Chinese, namely compounds and idioms, which contain body-part terms. The body-part terms are divided into two classes: those denoting external body parts and those denoting internal body parts or organs. It is found that, with a few exceptions, the expressions involving external body parts are originally metonymic, describing emotions in terms of their externally observable bodily events and processes. (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  16.  20
    7.2. Bringing into focus: Holism and dualism, heart and head.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  14
    6.2. Conceptions of the heart and brain in the West.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18.  3
    7.4. Emerging from it: Afterword.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19.  13
    6.4. Four humors and five elements.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20.  9
    6.1. Introduction: An external viewpoint.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21.  9
    3.1. Introduction: Basic theories of traditional Chinese medicine.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22.  11
    5.1. Introduction: Textual analysis.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23.  5
    6.3. A comparative perspective from English.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24.  5
    1.4. Body, mind, and culture.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  25.  7
    1.3. Body, society, and cognition.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  26.  10
    1.5. Cognitive semantic study of metaphor: Embodiment.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  27.  13
    1.2. Heart, culture, and cognition.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
  28.  6
    4.1. Introduction: A cognitive semantic study.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  29.  4
    2.1. Introduction: Basic philosophical notions and constructs.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  30.  4
    7.1. Looking back in perspective: Some highlights.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  31.  3
    7.3. Looking beyond: Methodological issues.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  32.  7
    1.1. Object and goal: Chinese concept of xin ‘heart’.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  33.  7
    1.6. Structure of the book.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  34.  13
    2.2. The heart as the locus of the “mind”.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  35.  6
    4.5. The heart as the locus of emotional life.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
  36.  4
    2.3. The heart as the locus of moral sense.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  37.  3
    2.4. The heart as the locus of societal governance.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38.  1
    3.2. The heart as the ruler of the body.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  39.  11
    3.3. The heart as the grand master of the internal organs.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  40.  4
    3.4. The heart or brain: Which one governs the spiritual light?Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  41.  3
    4.2. The heart as a physical entity.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  42.  3
    4.3. The heart as the locus of one’s inner self.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  43.  5
    4.4. The heart as the locus of mental life.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  44.  4
    2.5. Summary and discussion.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  45.  4
    3.5. Summary and discussion.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46.  3
    4.6. Summary and discussion.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47.  3
    5.4. Summary and discussion.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  48.  4
    6.5. Summary and discussion.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49.  7
    5.2. The heart in an essay on the “heart”.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50.  2
    5.3. The heart in some poems on the “heart”.Ning Yu - 2009 - In The Chinese Heart in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Mouton de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation