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Beijing Olympic Games are a stage

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The Theater The Sports Venues and Supporting Facilities

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e. An event in life is a show on a stage CM

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h. A show is a series of movements P

i. Changes of states are movements PM

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Cognitive Linguisticshetoric and Pragmatics and The Study of Metaphor

SHU Ding-fang
Shanghai International Studies UniversityShanghai 200083China

Abstract Metaphor has been a very important topic in cognitive linguisticsrhetoric and pragmatics
Howevermetaphor has been approached in different ways and credited with different theoretical values in
these disciplines Cognitive linguists are interested in trying to reveal the interrelationship between language
and other cognitive faculties through metaphorparticularly the effect of cognition on linguistic structures and
usage hetoric studies metaphor in order to find out how it can be used to enhance the effectiveness of lin-
guistics communicationwhile pragmatics aims to explain how non literal or actual meaning can be derived
from literal meaning in context The author points out that in these three different disciplinesmetaphor is
studied for the purpose of achieving the overall theoretical objectives of the respective disciplineshence the
different focus and methodology used The author believes that each of the three disciplines could learn from
the other two and make its own contribution to a more comprehensive theory of language
Key words Metaphorcognitive linguisticsrhetoricpragmatics