- 1. Rhythm
- The Prevalence of Rhythmic Patterns in Daily-Life Chinese
- Is Rhythm Unusually Common in Chinese?
- Speakers’ Awareness of Rhythm
- Are There Fads in Rhythms?
- The Roots of Rhythms
- “External” Rhythms: Dominant and Recessive
- Recessive Rhythms of Favor
- How Recessive Rhythms Affect Structure
- How Universal Are the Preferred Rhythms of Chinese?
- Do Rhythms Have Meanings?
- What Other Formal Features Contribute to Meaning?
- Can the Users of Rhythm Be Unaware of Its Effects?
- 2. Metaphor
- How Do Metaphors Work in Ordinary Language?
- Metaphor and Thought
- Up and Down
- North and South
- The Self in Ancient Thought
- Privilege in Dyads
- Metaphors That Chinese and English (Pretty Much) Share
- Metaphors in Chinese That Diverge from English in Significant Ways
- Conceptual Differences That Are Rooted in Metaphor
- Can Conceptual Metaphors Generate Philosophical Problems?
- The Significance of Similarities and Differences among Conceptual Metaphors in Different Languages
- 3. Politics
- A Bifurcation
- Characteristics of the Official Language
- The Language Game
- How the Game Is Played: From the Side of the Rulers
- How the Game Is Played: From the Side of the Ruled
- Effects of the Language Game in the Mao and the Post-Mao Eras Compared
An Anatomy of Chinese
Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics
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Publication Date: 02/18/2013