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Journal
2017 | 69 | 9-38
Article title

Tunnetest, piltlikult

Authors
Title variants
EN
ABOUT EMOTIONS, FIGURATIVELY
Languages of publication
ET
Abstracts
EN
The aim of the article is to increase awareness of conceptual metaphors and their role in reflecting emotional life. The article presents a systematic overview, based on the cognitive metaphor theory, of the images (metaphor, metonymy) used in Estonian to conceptualise emotions, also highlighting the use of hyperbole and absurdity. The most significant aspects in figurative descriptions are intensity, cyclic character, existence inside the experiencer, bodily changes, complicated controllability, coping, subjective suffering, usefulness. One of the main aims of the article is to highlight the diversity of cognitive projections about emotions, occurring in Estonian in a latent state, which enables the speakers to relate to emotions in different ways. The author argues that when describing feelings and emotions, many more aspects can be observed than just good and bad, which makes it possible to understand a phenomenon more diversely.
Contributors
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  • Institute of the Estonian Language, Roosikrantsi 6, Tallinn 10119, ESTONIA
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