Development and Critiques of Conceptual Metaphor Theory


  • Xin Zhang Shantou University



Conceptual Metaphor Theory, metaphor analysis, critiques of conceptual metaphor


There is an increasing trend in revealing the effect of conceptual metaphor on activities in the context of education. In order to shed light on future studies in this field, it is necessary to review the development and critiques of conceptual metaphor theory in general and applications and previous studies under the context of education in particular. This paper defines the term "metaphor" at first and further reviews its implications in constructing the conceptualization of educational-related concepts. Problems and challenges of conceptual metaphor theory are also discussed.


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