Cultural Conceptualizations of Emotions


In this assignment, you are expected to write an academic paper that includes 1) an introduction 2) review of relevant literature, 3) clear data analysis with novel and new examples and 4) a brief conclusion, on the following topic:

Explore cultural conceptualisations of one or two emotion categories (for example ‘happiness’, ‘anger’, ‘love’, or ‘sadness’) in a language you are familiar with by drawing on the analytical tools of Cultural Linguistics such as ‘cultural schemas’, ‘cultural categories’, ‘cultural metaphors’, ‘cultural cognition’ and ‘cultural conceptualizations’. In particular, examine cultural metaphors that may be associated with such emotions (e.g., HEART AS THE SEAT OF EMOTIONS) but do NOT use the previous example, instead find new ones that are linked to the language chosen.