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The Expressions of Metaphor in English and Vietnamese by Using Human Body Parts  

 

Bui Thu Huong, M.A

Faculty of Foreign Languages,

Ba Ria-Vung Tau University

Vietnam

Abstract:

This paper briefly analyzes the metaphorical uses of human body parts in English and Vietnamese. The study aims at identifying the target themes of metaphorical expressions containing human parts of body namely “head”, “face” “hand” and “heart” in the two languages as well as similar details of patterns of usage in a case-study analysis of selected expressions. Findings show that the two languages mostly share the range of phenomena related to metaphorical uses of human body parts. At the same time, the study reveals a remarkable difference in the connotation, and usage patterns of the expressions analyzed in details. The results provide supports for the cross-linguistic usage, and imply a vital need to investigate the context of metaphorical expressions in order to bring to light the inherent conceptualizations in two languages.

Keywords: human body parts, metaphor, idioms, Vietnamese, English

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The Expressions of Metaphor in English and Vietnamese by Using Human Body Parts

 

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