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Analysis on English-Chinese Existential Sentence Based on Cognitive Linguistics

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DOI: 10.25236/matecc.2017.24


Zhong Nan

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Zhong Nan


In English learning, English existential sentence is key and difficult point, while applying cognitive linguistics theory to explain English existential sentence can better help people to understand formation and development of English existential sentence. Therefore, this paper uses many kinds of cognitive theories such as reflection-landmark theory, iconicity theory and category theory etc. to explain many problems such as structure, subject-verb agreement, orientation and grammar etc. so as to provide references for people concerning this topic.


English existential sentence, Cognitive linguistics, Explanation.