An Experiential Semantic Analysis of "EXHIBITION" and Its Pedagogical Implication on English for Arts Purpose: A Linguistic Perspective

Larry Hong-lin Li
National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan

Tiffany Sh Lee
National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan

Po-Hsien Lin
National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan

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Ingår i: KEER2018, Go Green with Emotion. 7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering & Emotion Research 2018, 19-22 March 2018, Kuching, Malaysia

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 146:42, s. 390-400

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Publicerad: 2018-03-13

ISBN: 978-91-7685-314-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Defining an exhibition as a museum object, Ntzani (2015) indicates that they are metaphorically conceptualised as a container and a conduit. The container account contends that displayed objects have intrinsic value as they are filled with messages from the past. The conduit account sees museum objects as conduits of messages, the signs of a language that museums employ to build their narratives. However, Ntzani’s (2015) account of museum objects runs into entailment problems. Therefore, the study examines clauses containing EXHIBITION in the discourse of arts and detect how it is interpreted through its co-occurrence with English verbs as well as associated process types and participant roles. The finding provides a new window on the notion of EXHIBITION and demonstrates the significance of using linguistic features appropriate for the subject field. In a word, the study opens the possibility of an interdisciplinary research between arts and linguistics.


Exhibition, experiential semantic representation, arts discourse, English for Arts Purpose


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