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Shao, Qinyu and Lei Feng. 2017. On Theoretical Motivations of the Conceptual Metaphor Theory Rising. Journal of Nantong University(Social Sciences Edition).
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As the core theory of Metaphors We Live By written by Lakoff & Johnson (1980b), conceptual metaphor roots in the reflection on the traditional metaphor theory. It questions the relationship between language and thinking and integrates the concept of division into philosophical thinking. Conceptual metaphor dialectically absorbs thoughts from the traditional metaphor theory and introduces human experience into traditional researches on metaphor, language and thought and philosophical thoughts, thus opened a new window to study cognitive metaphor, uncovering the thinking behind the language, providing a new way of philosophical thinking. More importantly, it lays a solid foundation for research into experience philosophy and cognitive linguistic research.