Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Academic Paper


Title: Heroes, Villains, Victims and Emotions in the Press on Terrorism: From New York to Madrid and London: A cognitive approach
Author: Ana Mendes e Land
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: Universidade Aberta
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science
Subject Language: Portuguese
Abstract: In Heroes, villains, victims and emotions… everyday language of a Portuguese newspaper published in the US (Portuguese Times) is used to study and explain how we understand basic emotions aroused by three terrorist attacks: US (2001), Madrid (2004) and London (2005)./L//L/At first, the concept of emotion and its implications were discussed. Then, the theoretical framework capable of showing emotions' cognitive character was introduced. According to such framework, emotions are considered one of cognitive sciences topics of study due to their cognitive content. After asserting Cognitive Linguistics to be the approach followed – Lakoff & Johnson (1980), Lakoff (1987), Zoltán Kövecses (1986, 1990, 1991, 1998, 2000, 2003[2000]) Kövecses & George Lakoff (1987), Batoréo (2000, 2003a, 2004c), Abrantes (1999, 2001a, 2001b, 2002) and Silva (1997, 1999, 2003) – and metaphor and metonym the tools used to perform the data analysis, it was not only expected to reveal basic emotions conceptual content, but also to explain its occurrence and frequency. /L//L/Within the general context of terrorism and specifically according to the conceptual metaphor of the FAIRY TALE OF THE JUST WAR, the prediction would be to find a predominance of negative emotions and emotions with strong physical motivation. Thorough selection of linguistic data made it possible to identify emotions related to each one of the attacks, while the cognitive tools chosen revealed those same emotions conceptual content. The results confirmed the predominance of negative emotions and the strong conceptual content of fear and anger.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Venue: Universidade Aberta


Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page