Emotion Metaphors in Thai

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Palita Phonpradapphet


This article aimed to explain Emotion Metaphors in Thai language based on cognitive linguistics aspect. the corpus of the metaphor that indicated the emotion found in Thai language had been collected for exposition and been categorized as follows: anger, fear, happiness, sorrow, love, shyness. The data were collected from corpus of everyday language usage, namely, online newspaper, magazine, novel, dialogue, song, dictionary, etc. A result of study of Emotion Metaphor indicated that in which register the language user tried to understand, acknowledge, and refer to emotion which was mental feeling, internal behavior of human being, abstract object, difficult to comprehend, through the concrete object.


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Phonpradapphet, P. (2019). Emotion Metaphors in Thai. Wiwitwannasan Journal of Language and Culture, 1(1), 63–86. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/wiwitwannasan/article/view/192672
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