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Zhu, Yubo. 2017. Exploration on the Core Concept “Tao” in terms of the Meaning Construction Model of German-version Tao Te King from the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages : 124–131. 8 pp.
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Based on the exploration of propagation situation of Tao Te King in German version, this paper selects three representative German versions and builds a corpus. From the perspective of cognitive linguistics, this paper found that, the source domains of “mother”, “water”, “valley” and “infant”, through the targeted mapping mechanism of conceptual metaphor group, project their semantic meanings to “Tao”. In addition, after investigating the process of their semantic meaning construction, this paper summerized the semantic concept formation of “Tao”.