Current emotion research in English linguistics: Words for emotions in the history of English
2017 (English)In: Emotion Review, ISSN 1754-0739, E-ISSN 1754-0747, Vol. 9, no 1, 86-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this article is to give a general idea of how meanings of single emotion words, and configurations between words, change historically, reflecting changes in people's understanding of emotions. The article provides a selective overview of linguistic research on the histories of a number of English words for emotions. It focuses on changes in the words emotion and mood as well as analyzing terms for the specific emotions of anger, fear, happiness, joy, love, pride, respect, and sorrow. This article also suggests that it is possible to use linguistic data in order to recover some psychological information about emotions, such as information on people's responses to them.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 9, no 1, 86-94 p.
conceptual metaphor, emotion, English historical linguistics, word for emotion
Research subject English
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-140005DOI: 10.1177/1754073916632064ISI: 000392878400011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-140005DiVA: diva2:1076765