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Words That Denote the Neck and Their Historical Evolution
Pages: 66-71+81
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: Humanities & Social Sciences Journal of Hainan University

Keyword:  body part nounsconceptnamecognitive projection;
Abstract: The body part nouns belong to the basic word stock and most of them are common words. Some undergo great changes in history,whose description of historical evolution and studies of relevant phenomena will contribute to the establishment of Chinese lexical history and historical lexicology. The thorough investigation into the evolution of words denoting the neck in the Chinese history not only reveals how the concept of"neck"changes its names,but discusses the meaning shift,cognitive projection and other relevant issues in the evolving course of the body part words.
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