Ontological Cognitive Metaphor of Love in English Songs of the Late 20th Century from Cognitive Perspective

  • Viet-Anh Thi Vu Hanoi Law University
  • Thu Nguyen Thi Hong Hanoi Law University
Keywords: ontological metaphor, metaphor, cognitive metaphor, songs

Abstract

The paper provides an overview of the linguistic theory relevant to cognitive metaphor and shed light into ontological metaphors of love in songs. The writer found out typical metaphorical images of love in the famous English love songs of the late 20th century from cognitive prospective. There are 86 cited sentences from 68 love songs used with 16 metaphorical expressions of three types of metaphor: structural metaphors, orientational metaphors and ontological metaphors in which ontological metaphor was focused to analyze. That how these metaphorical images are explored in the songs with the cognitive and rhetorical value can offer a new look into literary and linguistics. In addition, the writer recommends strategies in finding out, comprehending and analyzing this type of metaphor in various contexts as well as suggests some suitable ways for readers to apply metaphor in writing texts more effectively.

Author Biographies

Viet-Anh Thi Vu , Hanoi Law University

Viet-Anh Thi Vu is a Lecturer of English at Hanoi Law University, Viet Nam. Her research interests are English language teaching Methodology and ESP.

Thu Nguyen Thi Hong, Hanoi Law University

Hong-Thu Thi Nguyen is currently working as a lecturer of English at Hanoi Law University, Viet Nam. She earned MA degree at University of languages and international studies, Viet Nam national university. Her teaching areas of interests are English for Specific Purposes, English Literature, Intercultural communication Competence, Reflective practice, Teacher development, CALL, English teaching methodology.

Published
2020-06-08
How to Cite
Thi Vu , V.-A., & Nguyen Thi Hong, T. (2020). Ontological Cognitive Metaphor of Love in English Songs of the Late 20th Century from Cognitive Perspective . International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 2(2), 30-44. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v2i2.254
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