Metaphorical Thought in Chinese Children’s Learning Process



In the contemporary theory, the view that metaphor plays a fundamental structural role in organizing our conceptual system, rather than serving a deviant rhetorical effect, is now generally accepted. Therefore, this paper will take the contemporary view to retrospect the researches in children’s use of metaphor, and explore Chinese children’s metaphorical thoughts in their learning process.


Children’s metaphorical thoughts; Chinese children’s English learning; Consciousness

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