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Analyzing the Semantic Characteristics of ‘Anger’ Emotive Verbs By Semantic Preference

  • 인문논총
  • 2024, 63(), pp.203-233
  • DOI : 10.33638/JHS.63.9
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : December 31, 2023
  • Accepted : February 6, 2024
  • Published : February 28, 2024

XIAO SHENNIAN 1

1전남대학교 인문대학 국어국문학과

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims to understand the semantic characteristics of synonyms for the emotion ‘anger’ by utilizing corpus linguistic methodology and examining the semantic preferences of nouns that co-occur with these synonyms. Assuming that ‘anger’ is one of the fundamental human emotions, this study focuses on four ‘anger’-related verbs: ‘격노하다 (gyeongnohada)’, ‘분노하다(bunnohada)’, ‘성나다 (seongnada)’, and ‘화나다 (hwanada)’. The analysis reveals that the primary distinguishing features among these emotion verbs are how they express the emotion and the contexts in which this emotion predominantly occurs. ‘격노하다’ and ‘분노하다’ primarily depict anger within social relationships and power structures, characterized by strong emotional intensity but short durations. ‘성나다’ refers to subtle facial movements, such as those of the eyes, nose, or ears, and is associated with expressions related to natural environments or political actions, symbolizing powerful energy and destructive force. ‘화나다’ mainly represents anger in family relationships and everyday situations, often linked with inanimate nouns. To gain a more nuanced understanding of the semantic characteristics of emotion verbs, collecting extensive language data and conducting more refined analyses of the semantic preferences of emotion verbs are recommended for future research.

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