Article 14415

Title of the article

SEMANTIC FIELD OF THE WORD “JOY” IN THE BOOK “TWO LIVES” BY K. ANTAROVA 

Authors

Serdobintseva Elena Nikolaevna, Doctor of philological sciences, professor, sub-department of journalism, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), elena_serd@list.ru

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81’23

Abstract

Background. A degree of disclosure of personal potential depends on person’s emotional state. A feeling of joy helps people to carry out this potential most of all. The concept of “joy” is treated differently in dictionaries. The aim of the article is to research a semantic field of the word “joy”. It will help to refine the meaning of the concept and, therefore, to understand the attitude better.
Materials and methods. The research was based on the book “Two lives” by Antarova, which suggests the concept of personal pattern of life. One of the most important parts of that pattern is joy. All examples from the text of the book were studied. The stylistic, semantic and psycholinguistic methods were used.
Results. The research of the semantic field showed that a feeling of joy is based on satisfaction from achieving goals, more than on fun. Joy can interact with merriment, but the seme of “merriment” is an optional element. The research the joy’s function revealed semes of cheerfulness, peace of mind, assertiveness, confidence, etc.
Conclusions. The revealed semes of the concept of joy can help to define the word “joy” most exactly.

Key words

joy, emotion, feeling, semantic field, seme, meaning, dictionaries, pleasure, satisfaction, merriment, cheerfulness, composure, harmony, assertiveness, sociality, cognition.

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