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Emotion semantics examined

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"Among the rich vocabularies many languages have for communicating emotions, many words appear to name similar emotional states.

"The English word love, for example, is often translated into Turkish as sevgi and into Hungarian as szerelem; but whether the concept of “love” has the same meaning for speakers of all three languages remains unclear.

"In the current study published in Science, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, and Australian National University use a new method of comparative linguistics to examine the meaning of emotion concepts around the globe."

Full article at Max Planck: https://www.shh.mpg.de/1586682/colexification-mattis

At Phys Org: https://phys.org/news/2019-12-emotion-cultural-biological-evolution-impact.html

"Emotion semantics show both cultural variation and universal structure" https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6472/1517.full

CLICS: "Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications" https://clics.clld.org/

Edited by Eldorado

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