Zemicheva S.S. Emotional Concepts “Crying” and “Laugh” in the Discourse of the Folk-Speech Culture Keeper

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2019.3.9

Svetlana S. Zemicheva

Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Researcher, Laboratory of General and Siberian Lexicography, Tomsk State University

Prosp. Lenina, 36, 634050 Tomsk, Russia

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Abstract. The study is performed with the aim of reconstructing the worldview of the informant – a traditional folk culture representative, the application of a cognitive-discursive approach to linguistic analysis of transcribed discourse of spontaneous speech determines its novelty and relevance. The reliability of the results is ensured with a considerable amount of speech material (more than 300 utterances). The particular attention is given to evaluative contexts, the analysis of which resulted in reconstruction of the value aspect of the speaker's worldview. It was established that in the informant's speech both universal and specific characteristics of the concepts "Laughter" and "Crying" are manifested. As universal characteristics, the relationship of the emotive and perceptual components in the structure of the studied concepts is determined, the prevalence of negative emotions over positive nominations, the inclusion of these concepts in virtue oppositions (i.e. "us" – "them") is established. The features of the traditional folk worldview were reconstructed, including value of the family, attention to the material side of life, comprehension of animals as creatures of a lower layer in comparison with humans. The following personal characteristics of the informant are revealed: a high level of speech culture and communicative competence, vagueness, self-irony, the desire to harmonize communication.

Key words: linguistic person studies, emotional concept, laugh, crying, folk-speech culture, everyday speech, discourse-analysis.

Citation. Zemicheva S.S. Emotional Concepts "Crying" and "Laugh" in the Discourse of the Folk-Speech Culture Keeper. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2. Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2019, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 116-129. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2019.3.9

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