TRAMES 4, 6, 2002

EMOTIONS, EMOTION TERMS AND EMOTION CONCEPTS IN AN ESTONIAN FOLK MODEL

Ene Vainik

Institute of the Estonian Language

Abstract. The article examines the Estonian folk model of emotions as it presents itself in the Estonian emotion vocabulary. The results of an empirical study are presented and two interrelated topics discussed: the role of emotions, emotion terms and concepts in the laypersonís model and the relevant facets of the popular emotion category in Estonian.

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