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LINGUIST List 17.2582

Wed Sep 13 2006

Qs: English Affect Word-List;Temporal Adjectives

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        1.    Brian Murphy, English Affect Word-List
        2.    omar saaoui, Temporal Adjectives

Message 1: English Affect Word-List
Date: 08-Sep-2006
From: Brian Murphy <Brian.Murphycs.tcd.ie>
Subject: English Affect Word-List

I am looking for a resonably comprehensive list of English words,
classified by affect (i.e. sentiment). While the connotations carried by
words are surely complex, and context dependent, I would think that the
word ''fireman'' has predominantly positive connotations, while
''sorcerer'' has predominantly negative connotations.

Preferably the list would included nouns and verbs, but a list of adverbs
and adjectives would be very useful too. Lists in Chinese an German would
also be of interest, if such a thing is freely available.

Will gratefully receive any suggestions, and will post summary,


Brian Murphy
Computational Linguistics
Trinity College Dublin

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics

Message 2: Temporal Adjectives
Date: 05-Sep-2006
From: omar saaoui <saaouiyahoo.fr>
Subject: Temporal Adjectives

I am doing research on temporal adjectives in english. except for a few
papers (FERRIS, C., 1991, ‘Time reference in English adjectives and
separative qualification’ in Linguistics 29, pp. 569-590.

TAYLOR, J.R., 1992, ‘Old problems : Adjectives in Cognitive Grammar’, in
Cognitive Linguistics 3-1 pp.1-35),

I cannot find any other paper or dissertation on this topic.

I am particularly interested in the differences between these pairs of
adjectives: previous vs preceding/ next vs following/ future vs coming.

I will be happy to submit a summary of the responses.
Thank you in advance for your time.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): None ()

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