Applying the Model of “Transition” to Represent “Change of State” in Russian and Chinese Language Consciousness

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The article examines the metaphorical usage of the model of “transition” to represent “change of state”. It revealed the reason of differences in perceptions of “neighboring states with the dividing line between the states” in Russian and Chinese language consciousness. It elaborates the concept of similarity of objects and phenomena as the basis of metaphor by describing “the change of states” with multilayers and multicomponent in nature.

- Tszin Tao

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: jintao-m@yandex.ru

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