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Co-occurrence of Color and Emotion: A Corpus-based Study


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Jeđud, Ivica. (2019). Co-occurrence of Color and Emotion: A Corpus-based Study. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan].

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This thesis presents ausage-basedcorpus study ofco-occurringpatternsof English color and emotion terms.A setof 11 basic color terms and 135 emotion terms serve as the starting point for the search of a limited set of complementation patternsin a computerized corpus which includes1,532,229 Twitter posts containing English color and emotion terms.The patterns obtained from that corpus have been described and analyzed with regard to cultural and cognitive motivational models.The results arepresented fromemotionsas points of reference and colorsas points of reference. The findingsindicatethattheprimary sources behind the color-emotion patternsfoundsfrom the datasetweremotivated primarily by facial color(the levels of hemoglobin and oxidation), body (humoral pathology) and psychological meanings implied by colors (warm, bright colors are associated with positive emotions; cold, dark colors are associated with negative emotions).

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: color, emotion, complementation patterns, motivational models
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 12:43
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 12:43

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