Metaphor as Resource for the Conceptualisation and Expression of Emotion

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This paper addresses one of the workshop’s themes namely that ‘an understanding of how emotion is expressed and perceived in language is not complete without addressing the role of figurative language and metaphor as basic scaffolding or tool for modulating affective text content.’ It falls into two overlapping halves: the metaphorical perception or construction of emotion in English; and the metaphorical expression of emotion. Data is taken from a lexical database of metaphors, and gives an overview and selected examples of metaphor themes’ contribution to the construction and expression of emotion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffective Computing and Sentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor and Terminology
EditorsKhurshid AHMAD
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789400717572
ISBN (Print)9789400717565
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
EventSentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology - Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 27 May 200827 May 2008


WorkshopSentiment Analysis: Emotion, Metaphor, Ontology and Terminology
Abbreviated titleEMOT 8
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Bibliographical note

The research was funded by the Research Grants Council Hong Kong SAR, reference LC3001/99H.


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