The Korean Association for the Study of English Language and Linguistics

Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics - Vol. 20

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Korea Journal of English Language and LinguisticsVol. 20, No. 1, pp.122-140
Abbreviation: KASELL
ISSN: 1598-1398 (Print)
Received 27 Mar 2020 Revised 28 Apr 2020 Accepted 31 May 2020

영어에 나타나는 여성은유

Woman metaphor in the English language
Joh, Yoon-kyoung

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This paper examines woman metaphors collected from Corpus of Contemporary American English in an attempt to overcome limitations of previous studies on woman metaphors. Previously, woman metaphors were examined out of the context from the perspective of men. Also, woman metaphors in previous studies were focused on either the source domain or the target domain as well as limited to conventional metaphors. Thus, this study tries to look at cases using woman both as the source domain and as the target domain including non-conventional metaphors through data which are not biased by any specific gender and are considered under the context. The investigation reveals many interesting observations and insights, in the respect that they can be classified based on great chain of beings, where singularity or plurality of the source domain or the target domain plays an important role. Also, it is found that the observations of this paper are further supported by a survey examination on woman metaphors.

Keywords: great chain of being, plurality, singularity, source domain, target domain, woman metaphor


이 논문은 2019년 대한민국 교육부와 한국연구재단의 지원을 받아 수행된 연구임(NRF-2019S1A5A2A03049825). 이 논문은 한국스마트미디어학회 2020 춘계학술대회에서 발표되었음.

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조윤경(Joh, Yoon-kyoung), 교수(Professor)목포대학교 영어영문학과(Dept. of English Language and Literature, Mokpo N. University)전남 무안군 청계면 영산로 1666(1666 Yeongsan-ro, Cheonggye-myeon, Muan-gun, Jeollanamdo)Tel: 061) 450-2122E-mail: