Kim, Sai-Rom and Nam, Jee-Sun and Lee, Hae-Yun (2013) ANALYSIS OF IDIOMATIC EMOTION EXPRESSIONS DETECTED FROM ONLINE MOVIE REVIEWS. In: International Seminar Language Maintenance and Shift III. ISSN: 2088-6799, 2-3 Juli 2013, Hotel Pandanaran Semarang.


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A large number of idiomatic emotion expressions in Korean are composed of certain nouns of human body parts accompanied by selected predicates, which represent a ‘physiological metonymy’ of sentiment (Lakoff 1987, Ungerer & Schmid 1996)or instance, kasum-i ttwita literally means a physiological reaction (i.e. one’s heart beat) but also can represent the emotion like being thrilled to bits. We compared idiomatic emotion expressions used in English online movie reviews and those observed in Korean, and noticed that the nouns of body parts such as kasum ‘heart’, maum ‘mind’ or nwun ‘eyes’ emerge frequently in both languages, whereas ekkay ‘shoulder’, kancang ‘intestines’ or ppye ‘bones’ seem to be rather reserved for Korean emotion expressions. In this study, we extract idiomatic emotion expressions based on the 13 nouns of body parts listed by Lim (2001) from Korean online movie reviews. For instance, nouns such as meli ‘head’, ip ‘mouth’ or simcang ‘cardia’ are frequently used for constituting the emotion expressions of POSITIVE values as shown in ip-ul tamwul-swu epsta ‘be with open mouth (with delight) these nouns hardly occur in NEGATIVE emotion expressions, which is not predictable from their semantic features, but reveals their lexical idiosyncrasy. The frequent emotion expressions observed in online movie reviews will be analyzed and classified according to their semantic properties. We will show what salient traits of Korean emotion expressions can be remarked in current online subjective documents such as users’ reviews, blogs or opinion texts.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:54489
Deposited By:S.E. Wahyu Setiabudi
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 09:43
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