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The Role of Metaphor in the Structuring of Emotion Concepts

Sauciuc, Gabriela-Alina LU (2013) In Cognitive Semiotics Vol. V(1-2). p.244-267
Abstract
Conceptual metaphor theory (CMT) is one of the most prolific frameworks in the study of emotion

concepts. Following the seminal work of Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and subsequent work by Kövecses

(1986, 1990) and Kövecses and Lakoff (1987), an impressive number of studies in cognitive linguistics and

psycholinguistics have sought to document and confirm the claim that conceptual metaphor (CM)

structures affective concepts. I attempt a brief overview of CMT claims about and CMT-inspired research

on emotion concepts. I continue by presenting a study based on data collected in six languages, to assess

the role of CM in the structuring of emotion concepts. I introduce the procedure, the... (More)
Conceptual metaphor theory (CMT) is one of the most prolific frameworks in the study of emotion

concepts. Following the seminal work of Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and subsequent work by Kövecses

(1986, 1990) and Kövecses and Lakoff (1987), an impressive number of studies in cognitive linguistics and

psycholinguistics have sought to document and confirm the claim that conceptual metaphor (CM)

structures affective concepts. I attempt a brief overview of CMT claims about and CMT-inspired research

on emotion concepts. I continue by presenting a study based on data collected in six languages, to assess

the role of CM in the structuring of emotion concepts. I introduce the procedure, the corpus, and the

analyses that have been carried out, including a detailed discussion of the considerations that informed the

coding decisions applied to the corpus in a tentative quantitative analysis. Finally, I highlight a series of

difficulties and controversies raised by CMT-driven analysis of emotion concepts that could be employed

in hypothesis-driven experiments to test conceptual processing claims made within CMT. (Less)
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concepts. Following the seminal work of Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and subsequent work by Kövecses<br/><br>
(1986, 1990) and Kövecses and Lakoff (1987), an impressive number of studies in cognitive linguistics and<br/><br>
psycholinguistics have sought to document and confirm the claim that conceptual metaphor (CM)<br/><br>
structures affective concepts. I attempt a brief overview of CMT claims about and CMT-inspired research<br/><br>
on emotion concepts. I continue by presenting a study based on data collected in six languages, to assess<br/><br>
the role of CM in the structuring of emotion concepts. I introduce the procedure, the corpus, and the<br/><br>
analyses that have been carried out, including a detailed discussion of the considerations that informed the<br/><br>
coding decisions applied to the corpus in a tentative quantitative analysis. Finally, I highlight a series of<br/><br>
difficulties and controversies raised by CMT-driven analysis of emotion concepts that could be employed<br/><br>
in hypothesis-driven experiments to test conceptual processing claims made within CMT.},
  author       = {Sauciuc, Gabriela-Alina},
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {244--267},
  publisher    = {Peter Lang Publishing Group},
  series       = {Cognitive Semiotics},
  title        = {The Role of Metaphor in the Structuring of Emotion Concepts},
  volume       = {Vol. V},
  year         = {2013},
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