Publication details [#64677]

Zhao, Qingqing, Chu-Ren Huang and Yunfei Long. 2018. Synaesthesia in Chinese: A corpus-based study on gustatory adjectives in Mandarin. Linguistics 56 (5) : 1167–1194.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This inquiry used a corpus-based approach to explore the synaesthetic metaphors of gustatory adjectives in Mandarin. It was found that linguistic synaesthesia was constrained by both the embodiment principle and the biological association mechanism.