Comparing Emotional Intensity Between Languages: A parallel corpus Investigation on the Swedish word Njuta and its English equivalents

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Comparing Emotional Intensity Between Languages: A parallel corpus Investigation on the Swedish word Njuta and its English equivalents

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dc.contributor.author Granlund, Ann-Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-27T13:25:33Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-27T13:25:33Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3173
dc.description Denna uppsats utforskar känslomässigt semantiska skillnader mellan ordet "njuta" och dess engelska motsvarigheter. Genom en empirisk engelsk-svensk parallell-corpus undersökning kommer jag försöka visa variationen i semantisk definition i ordets användning. Syftet är att demonstrera, i enlighet med min hypotes, att de engelska motsvarigheterna till det svenska ordet "njuta" är mindre känslomässigt laddade och att det svenska ordet är mera intensivt och semantiskt starkare än engelskans "enjoy". en
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to investigate the emotional semantic differences between the Swedish word "njuta" and its English equivalents. As a Swede, when attempting to describe the word "njuta", the first natural description is to have feelings of lust, or to experience something with passion. The most common translation of the word into English is "enjoy" , and the first natural description of this word is for me to like something, or to find pleasure in it. The words that I have chosen to investigate have a wider meaning apart from simply experiencing feelings of pleasure to different degrees. They are also used in connection with having something, possessing, valuing, or consuming something . By an English-Swedish Parallel Corpus investigation I will try to show the variety of semantic definitions of usage of the word. The aim and scope of this paper is to demonstrate, in accordance with my hypothesis, how the English equivalents of the Swedish word njuta carry less emotional value, and that the Swedish word is more intense and semantically stronger than the English enjoy. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Malmö högskola/IMER en
dc.subject English en
dc.subject Linguistics en
dc.subject Semantics en
dc.subject Translation en
dc.title Comparing Emotional Intensity Between Languages: A parallel corpus Investigation on the Swedish word Njuta and its English equivalents en
dc.type M2 en
dc.setspec.uppsok HumanitiesTheology en
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