Nouns that mean emotions in ENglish

Бобер, Наталія Миколаївна (2021) Nouns that mean emotions in ENglish Львівський філологічний часопис (9). pp. 21-27. ISSN 2663-3418

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Abstract

The article highlights the features of nouns that denote emotions in English. The relevance of the study is substantiated based on the importance of the notation of emotions in speech, formulated the object, subject and purpose of the study. Attention is drawn to the lack of clarity in understanding the concept of "emotions", the lack of unity in the classification of emotions. It is noted that some emotions are treated simultaneously as states or behavioral reactions, and on this basis, scientists sometimes exclude them from the list of emotions. This approach is considered redundant and inconsistent with the goals of linguistic research. The main classifications of English nouns denoting emotions are analyzed, and attention is focused on the lack of a common position among scholars on these classifications. It is determined to which groups the nouns denoting emotions in English belong. It is analyzed which ways of word formation are the most productive for nouns denoting emotions in English. Attention is drawn to the fact that the most productive is the affix method of word formation, and the suffix method prevails over the prefix method. Nouns formed with the help of various suffixes are studied, it is emphasized that this way of word formation is the most common in English as a whole. It was found that among the nouns that denote emotions in English, the vast majority are indicative, because the naming of emotions does not describe the emotional state, experiences and attitudes of the speaker. At the same time, it was found that some nouns denoting emotions retain emotionality, which in this study is considered as emotional color, emotional saturation, which conveys primarily the experience of the speaker, his emotional state and attitude to the described events and phenomena. Preservation of emotionality is due to the fact that the corresponding lexical items have relatively recently been used to denote emotions, and before that were used mainly to describe them. It is emphasized that a significant group of such nouns are complex nouns, partial preservation of emotionality is their characteristic feature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: form; content; graphic linguistics; visualization; new graphic form; postmodern text; traditional text.
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: Наталія Миколаївна Бобер
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2021 11:16
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 11:16
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/38197

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