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Information and Persuasion

Studies in Linguistics, Literature, Culture, and Discourse Analysis

Edited By Maria-Ionela Neagu and Domnita Tomescu

This transdisciplinary study gathers research papers that reveal the multifarious facets of the concept of «persuasion». It is argued that regardless of its degree of intentionality, the act of persuasion underlying each information item prompts the interlocutors to cross the borders of political, historical, linguistic, narrative, psychotherapeutic, and even marketing configurations. The contributors’ contention is that political thinking and ideology-grounded linguistic patterns act as a form of social control, both informing and shaping the sense of identity of the manipulated masses and of the oppressed.

«Taking a sociolinguistic turn, this volume of interesting scholarly works addresses matters of ideological loadings in a variety of genres, contributing to the development of new research paradigms.» – Bledar Toska, University of Vlora «Ismail Qemali»

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Conceptualizing emotions Fear, love, anger, and the Holocaust (Maria-Ionela Neagu)


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Maria-Ionela Neagu Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti

Conceptualizing emotions Fear, love, anger, and the Holocaust

Abstract: Advocating a cognitive perspective inspired by developmental theories and Conceptual Metaphor Theory, this chapter investigates the conceptual metaphors and metonymies of anger, fear, and love featuring in Anne Frank’s Diary, highlighting the emotions and relationships among the members of the Annex as well as Anne’s capacity of psychological resilience as she evolves into a “pre-emerging adult child”.

1.  Emotions – a brief inventory of main approaches

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