We are researchers from the University of Rijeka joined with our partners in an interdisciplinary vision of research of emotion and communication.
Our projects aim to identify the patterns of emotion communication and describe their multifaceted psychological, social, cultural functions.
We offer expertise, infrastructure, methods and resources for the developement of the systematic analysis of the emotion communication.
Emotions as network of lexicalized mental simulations of experience
The project’s goal is to develop network representations of the linguistic expression of emotions and affective states using cognitive linguistics analysis, corpus methods, data mining, network theory and visualization software.
In any communication event, the activation of the affective content is achieved by mental simulation of the salient features of the emotion concepts. The aim of the EmoCNet project is to identify the linguistic expressions of these mental simulations and to represent conceptual networks of linguistic constructions of emotion. The network representations serve as a repository of cognitive models of conceptualizing emotions and salient linguistic constructions that facilitate the activation of affect in Croatian and other languages. The project develops several models of visualization, each with its distinctive function for interpretation of the usage of cognitive models, intra-cultural and cross-cultural comparison. These models will be published online and will provide several interactive functions.
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