Chapter published in:Cultural-Linguistic Explorations into Spirituality, Emotionality, and Society
Edited by Hans-Georg Wolf, Denisa Latić and Anna Finzel
[Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 14] 2021
► pp. 106–121
Cultural conceptualizations of xejâlat and kamruyi
Two sharm-related emotion categories in Persian
This chapter studies two sharm-related emotion categories, xejâlat and kamruyi, in Persian from the perspective of Cultural Linguistics (Sharifian, 2011, 2017). Drawing on various sources of data, namely reflective and narrative questionnaires (N = 150), dictionaries and encyclopedias, and online data, the present study applies analytical and theoretical tools of Cultural Linguistics to delve into cultural conceptualizations, including cultural metaphors and schemas of xejâlat and kamruyi. Data analysis reveals that xejâlat, being an internal and a more self-oriented emotion category can be experienced and evaluated positively and negatively, while kamruyi is considered to be a negative emotion and a negatively evaluated personality trait.
Keywords: xejâlat, kamruyi, sharm, Cultural Linguistics, cultural conceptualizations, cultural schemas, cultural categories, cultural metaphors
Published online: 08 September 2021
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Fabiszak, M., & Hebda, A.
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Sharifian, F., Dirven, R., Yu, N., & Niemeier, N.
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