Estudio contrastivo español-japones: la conceptualizacion de las emociones no deseables Ira, miedo y tristeza en refranes y Kotowaza

  1. Pérez Ruiz, Mónica
Supervised by:
  1. Manuela Romano Director
  2. María Dolores Porto Requejo Director

Defence university: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 12 September 2022

Type: Thesis

Abstract

In this descriptive study Spanish refranes and Japanese kotowaza of the undesirable emotions anger, fear and sadness are compared from a cognitive approach to understand how these emotions are conceptualized through the analysis of metaphors. The analysis is based on a corpus of 147 Spanish refranes and Japanese kotowaza, compiled from several paremiological collections. To identify the metaphors in the refranes and kotowaza the MIP (Pragglejaz, 2007) and the MIPVU (Steen et al., 2010) were partially applied. In addition, a reliability test was carried out by two experts in Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) to check the validity of the researcher’s findings. After analyzing the metaphors in the refranes and kotowaza and by using CMT (Lakoff and Johnson, 1980), the paradigmatic scenario and the cultural models of the undesirable emotions anger, fear and sadness are described. Our findings indicate that there are both similarities and differences between the two languages of study. Although we have found relevant metaphors that match in Spanish and Japanese, the frequency of usage varies from language to language. Also, some metaphors are unique to one of the languages. In short, refranes and kotowaza constitute ideal cognitive models and through their study we can identify specific cultural elements associated with the undesirable emotions anger, fear and sadness