What Meaning Lies Behind the Names of Emotions?
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semantic motivation
development of meaning

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Jakubowicz, M. (2015). What Meaning Lies Behind the Names of Emotions?. Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne, (9), 439–448. https://doi.org/10.14746/pss.2015.9.27


The article is devoted to the semantic motivations of the names of feelings. Its aim is to prove that when one researches semantic motivations one discovers the original associations connected with referents, in this case, feelings. In order to present the problem in an accessible way the most legible of the names were chosen for the analysis – especially those which acquired the meaning of a feeling by way of metaphor. The names whose structure is clear but which lost their legibility due to lexicalisation were also considered.

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