Metaphors Ubiquitous in Computer and Internet Terminologies

wu jingfang, CHEN Rong

Abstract


Computer and Internet sciences are developing so rapidly that they are pervasive in every aspect of our society and life, which forms computer and Internet culture. Concomitant with this computer and Internet culture is the large amount of computer and Internet metaphorical language. This thesis would like to employ the contemporary cognitive linguistic theories of metaphor to make a systematic analysis of the metaphors ubiquitous in computer and Internet terminologies. After that, it probes into the coherence of the metaphors, which has a great impact on the language production of human being in their everyday life.

Keywords


computer metaphor; Internet metaphor; conceptual metaphor; metaphorical coherence; impact

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v2i10.261

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