English Joyful Vocabulary  Semantic Developments

English Joyful Vocabulary Semantic Developments

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The book offers a novel exploration into the semantic development of English terms concerning the concept of ?joy? («bliss», «cheer», «delight», «dream», «game», «gladness», «glee», «joy», and «mirth»). The analysis, carried out within the framework of cognitive and historical linguistics, employs the notions of cognitive domains, profiling, and categorisation. The author adopts a panchronic perspective, according to which language reflects the… (more)