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Hu, Guangwei and Lang Chen. 2019. “To our great surprise …”: A frame-based analysis of surprise markers in research articles. Journal of Pragmatics 143 : 156–168.
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Informed by frame semantics, this paper explored surprise as a knowledge emotion. Surprise markers were discerned and classed in a corpus of 320 research articles. Semantic frames bleeped by the surprise markers and their relations were assayed. A surprise frame was generalized from the discerned frames and key frame parts. Advice is given on the frame as conceptual device for future inquiry.