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A study of numerous French translations of Sappho’s Ode 31 allows us to challenge certain postulates about the universality of emotional perception. The importance of multiple variations of the original in translation invites us to evaluate the reasons and factors which can influence the modes...
This article is about pragmatics and emotion. The main purpose of pragmatics is to account for utterance-interpretation processes in verbal communication. In recent years much of pragmatics research has been devoted to the understanding of propositional effects; that is, to cognitive effects on...
This study explores the reasons why colour words and emotion words are frequently associated in the different languages of the world. One of them is connotative overlap between the colour term and the emotion term. A new experimental methodology, the Implicit Association Test (IAT), is used to...
In this article, the authors examine and debate the categories of emotions, moods, temperaments, character traits and sentiments. They define them and offer an account of the relations that exist among the phenomena they cover. They argue that, whereas ascribing character traits and sentiments...
The author proposes a dimensional model of our emotion concepts that is intended to be largely independent of one’s theory of emotions and applicable to the different ways in which emotions are measured. He outlines some conditions for selecting the dimensions based on these motivations and...
In recent years, considerable scholarly attention has been devoted to investigating the influence of Lucretius’ De rerum natura on Vergil. At the same time, the Aeneid has become a central text for the study of the presentation of the emotions in Latin poetry. The author attempts to bring...
This article deals with the Chinese way of expressing and representing emotions. In the first part, we examine the philosophical foundations of emotions in ancient China. A second part is devoted to the social dimensions of emotions in today’s China: we discuss words and statements which in our...
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