|Title:||Re: Media: Study: Negative Words Dominate|
|Description:||Re: 16.344, Media: Study: Negative Words Dominate Language
I think any of you linguists could answer this article.
It's about markedness, isn't it? Negatives are marked;
positives are unmarked, and don't need specification.
In short, it's a linguistic phenomenon, not a psychological
one. It doesn't imply that human beings spend 87% of their
time indulging in negative emotions.
Professor of International Studies