Ning Yu

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ning Yu plays a role.

Book series



Embodiment via Body Parts: Studies from various languages and cultures

Edited by Zouheir Maalej and Ning Yu

[Human Cognitive Processing, 31] 2011. ix, 258 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Typology
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Semantics | Sino-Tibetan languages | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Cognition and language | Semantics | Sino-Tibetan languages


Yu, Ning 2023 Metaphors from perception and culture: The case of solidityPerception, Culture and Language, Baranyiné Kóczy, Judit and Rita Brdar-Szabó (eds.), pp. 398–421
Applying conceptual metaphor theory, this study aims to discuss how metaphors emerge from the interaction between perceptual experience and cultural environment, comparing English and Chinese. The kind of metaphors under study is rooted in the object image schema, particularly in its dimension in… read more | Article
This chapter is a corpus-based study of the relationship between language and thought in general and linguistic and conceptual metaphors in particular, focusing on instances of linguistic embodiment. It attempts to show, with evidence from relevant linguistic corpora, that salient features in… read more | Chapter
Maalej, Zouheir and Ning Yu 2011 Introduction: Embodiment via body partsEmbodiment via Body Parts: Studies from various languages and cultures, Maalej, Zouheir and Ning Yu (eds.), pp. 1–20
This chapter investigates the Chinese cultural understanding of speech and language based on the metonymic chain from speech organ to language as proposed by Radden (2004): speech organ → speaking → speech → language. The focus is on three metonymies, speech organ for speaking, speech organ for… read more | Article
From the perspective of cultural linguistics, this study investigates (a) the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, based on a linguistic analysis, and (b) the cultural context for this conceptualization, based on a survey of ancient Chinese philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine. As found,… read more | Chapter
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… read more | Article
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… read more | Article