LINGUIST List 17.1607|
Fri May 26 2006
Qs: Standard Spanish Newscast; Emotion Nouns
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Standard Spanish Newscast
Message 1: Standard Spanish Newscast
From: Tania Granadillo <taniagu.arizona.edu>
Subject: Standard Spanish Newscast
I am looking for a reference as to what is the standard dialect used in North American
Spanish newscast. I seem to recall having seen an article related to this claiming that
Mexican spanish is the preferred but I can't seem to locate the reference. Any help
Will post a summary if there's enough responses. Thanks!
Message 2: Emotion Nouns
From: Fuhui Hsieh <hsiehfhms64.hinet.net>
Subject: Emotion Nouns
As pointed out by many scholars (in particular, Wierzbicka), in many
languages, such as German, there is no word that denote the concept that is
equivalent to the English word 'emotion'. In our recent research, we have
found that in some Formosan languages, there is no emotion nouns, i.e.,
there is no nouns that denote the concepts that are equivalent to the
English 'anger', 'happiness', 'fear' and so on. In other words, in these
languages, emotional concepts are encoded as verbs only (and few
nominalized nominals, denoting an emotional event).
We are wondering whether such a phenomenon also exists in other language.
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