The linguistic conceptualization in folk aesthetics
Past, present and future
Anna Gladkova |
Australian National University
This Special Issue is dedicated to the analysis of the linguistic conceptualization of “beautiful” and “ugly” as
the key concepts that are basic to aesthetic appreciation across languages and cultures within the framework of folk aesthetics.
For this purpose, we present a collection of original research articles analyzing concepts related to folk aesthetics in seven
languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Danish, Persian, and Mandarin Chinese. All studies in this Special Issue focus on
words and concepts as representations of culture-specific ways of aesthetic appreciation. Most of the studies are corpus-based,
therefore they draw their conclusions on significant linguistic data.
- 1.Towards the linguistic conceptualization of “aesthetics”
- 2.A linguistic approach to folk aesthetics
- 3.What can be found in this special issue?