A metaphor is an expression of words with a more clarified meaning and speaks more than just the comparison between tow objects or situations. It is used by multiple people and it is used in the way it is learned and the language they use to express the metaphor.
This assignment is being researched to describe the emotional metaphor usage in the English language used by the Australians and the Chinese. The research will be carried out by inviting few participants and asking them to behave normally and then use ethnocentric observation to study the reactions and the use of emotional metaphors they use in their conversation. It is important to study the differences in the use of metaphors used by Australian and Chinese people in their use of English language speaking, because the knowledge of the difference can resolve a lot of language based misunderstandings and the confusion that arises in their conversation.
This indicates the use of the different metaphors in describing anger in Chinese and Australian English language. This indicates that the Chinese English speakers have relied more on their physiology’s various aspects in the metaphorical identification and description of anger compared with the English language speakers in Australia. The authors have described a lot of differences in the metaphor usage between English speaking Chinese and Australian people, but there is also a cultural angle to the understanding of the use of the language they use.
Body part nouns are mostly present since a long time in Dalabons of Northern Australian descriptions of emotions, but Dalabon descriptions are not merely figuratively used but they also serve two other purposes of reacting to non-observable bodily responses to emotions and the visible body responses to emotions observed (Ponsonnet, 2014). Emotions trigger an intentional or non-intentional behaviour and bodily movements which includes changes and movements in body, gestures, movement of limbs and speech which is dependent on the language one has learned.