Language means realizing the prototypical situation of expressing basic emotions in English
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- semantics; prototypical situation; basic emotions; prototypical means; non-prototypical constructions; blend
This article is devoted to research on the semantics of four basic emotions (joy, surprise, sadness, anger) being verbalized in the context of the prototype theory and conceptual integration theory. A prototypical situation of expressing emotions can be distinguished which further makes it possible to determine both prototypical and non-prototypical means to verbalize this prototypical situation. Predicates which can indicate emotions in their semantics (to surprise, to be happy, to be angry/to hate, to be sad) are considered to be prototypical means verbalizing emotions. Non-prototypical means are those lexemes and grammatical constructions which, in their semantics, inherently do not have meanings to convey emotions. The article also deals with the non-prototypical constructions – blends which can both categorize the basic human emotions and combine the elements of constructions specific to other situations reflecting the real world. In blends all the parts of the sentence make an equal contribution to its meaning and, consequently, jointly categorize the situation, which is indicative of a holistic approach to the subject under consideration.
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TY - CONF AU - Tatiana Gorbunova AU - Elena Poskachina AU - Lena Zamorshchikova PY - 2019/07 DA - 2019/07 TI - Language means realizing the prototypical situation of expressing basic emotions in English BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Scientific Practical Conference "The Individual and Society in the Modern Geopolitical Environment" (ISMGE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 221 EP - 225 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ismge-19.2019.43 DO - 10.2991/ismge-19.2019.43 ID - Gorbunova2019/07 ER -