Using the framework of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage theory, the thesis
explores the conceptual organization of a subset of the emotion vocabulary of Modern
Standard Chinese. The study consists of seven chapters. Chapter One (Introduction)
provides background information on the analytic perspective adopted in the thesis, the
sources of data, and a preliminary discussion of some of the issues in the early
Chinese ethnotheory of "emotion". Chapter Two explicates the key concept of...[Show more]
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