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book review:Metaphor, Metonymy, the Body and the Environment: An Exploration of the Factors That Shape Emotion-Colour Associations and Their Variation across Cultures

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This book is the first large-scale study of associations between emotions and colours across different cultures, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative analyses. The findings are of importance for our understanding of the relationship between emotions, colours, language and culture.


This book is a highly original study of the roles played by metaphor and metonymy in the establishment of emotionecolour associations, which enriches conceptual metaphor theory.

Prof. Yue Guan
Nanfang College. Guangzhou

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This page is a summary of: Publisher’s note, Journal of Pragmatics, October 2023, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2023.08.015.
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