Huei-ling Lai

List of John Benjamins publications for which Huei-ling Lai plays a role.



This study investigates the cognitive operations and cultural constraints in DOG and CAT proverbs in Taiwan Hakka and English. For understanding and interpreting proverbs, the target themes are categorized into fundamental human virtues, and the cognitive operations are exhaustively examined by… read more
Hsu, Hsiao-Ling, Huei-ling Lai and Jyi-Shane Liu 2022 democracy in Taiwanese presidential inaugural addresses: Metaphors, source domains, scenarios, and ideologiesConcentric 48:2, pp. 212–248 | Article
This study explored metaphorical expressions related to democracy in 15 Taiwanese presidential inaugural addresses. The source domain concepts mapped to understand democracy were examined and the relationship between these metaphorical expressions and ideologies was teased out by employing the… read more
This study investigates the use of an ethnic term in news discourse from linguistic, discursive, and social-cultural aspects. A more rigorous computational procedure than hitherto used is employed to measure the collocational strength of collocates in news corpora. The results indicate… read more
This paper investigates metaphor in Hakka proverbs by examining a corpus of 933 couplets based on a refined analytic framework from Lakoff & Turner (1989). For the source domain, the being of the state of affairs and the rhetorical relations of the two chunks are identified. For the target… read more