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Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN 1877-7031
  • E-ISSN: 1877-8798
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Abstract

This paper investigates metaphor use in case study articles (CSAs), which share knowledge and describe counseling processes, on a Chinese university counseling centre website. Metaphors from 27 CSAs were coded under the variables textual position, target, and source. Chi-squared tests of independence reveal a moderate association between metaphor targets and metaphor position within CSAs(Cramer’s V = 0.3897), but not between sources and position(Cramer’s V = 0.0751). Crosstabulation of targets and sources reveal prominent conceptual mappings in CSAs, which are analyzed with reference to communicative and cultural factors underpinning the counselor-student relationship. Implications and future directions are discussed.
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2015-01-01
2019-10-18
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Chinese context , counseling , e-health and Metaphor
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