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Wang, Feng. 2017. On the symbolic metonymy, metaphorical function and cultural connotation of special words. Inner Mongolia Social Sciences.
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Human beings perceive the world through symbolization, constructing culture with national characteristics. In this process, language, a symbol system, is not only a decoding tool for various symbols, but also a typical cultural symbol which is realized by metonymy and metaphor of some special words. The metonymic function of the words that are used in lyre-playing, chess, calligraphy and painting is originated from their cultural image. The metaphorical function is to form a cross-domain cognition, mapping the concepts of lyre-playing, chess, calligraphy and painting onto their features, forming the cultural derivation, regulating and constructing new cognitive concepts.