|aFrom body to meaning in culture :|bpapers on cognitive semantic studies of Chinese /|cby Ning Yu.
|aAmsterdam :|bJohn Benjamins Pub. Co.,|cc2009.
|axvi, 310 p. :|bill. ; |c 24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aSection 1. Bodily experience in feeling and thinking -- Metaphorical expressions of anger and happiness in English and Chinese -- Body and emotion: body parts in Chinese expression of emotion -- Synesthetic metaphor: a cognitive perspective -- Chinese metaphors of thinking -- Section 2. External body parts in conceptualization -- The bodily dimension of meaning in Chinese: what do we do and mean with "hands"? -- Figurative uses of finger and palm in Chinese and English -- What does our face mean to us? -- The eyes for sight and mind -- Speech organs and linguistic activity and function -- Section 3. Internal body organs in conceptualization -- Metaphor, body, and culture: the Chinese understanding of gallbladder and courage -- Heart and cognition in ancient Chinese philosophy -- The Chinese conceptualization of the heart and its cultural context: implications for second language learning.