English ‘Joyful’ Vocabulary – Semantic Developments

English ‘Joyful’ Vocabulary – Semantic Developments

by Angelina Zysko (Author)
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The book offers a novel exploration into the semantic development of English terms concerning the concept of ‘joy’ («bliss», «cheer», «delight», «dream», «game», «gladness», «glee», «joy», and «mirth»). The analysis, carried out within the framework of cognitive and historical linguistics, employs the notions of cognitive domains, profiling, and categorisation. The author adopts a panchronic perspective, according to which language reflects the way speakers experience the world. This allows her to provide a new insight into the intrinsic nature of semantic change.

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Publication Date
December 04, 2015
Publisher
Collection
Page count
171
ISBN
9783631701492
Paper ISBN
9783631669198