La expresión de la causatividad mediante colocacionesel caso de algunos sustantivos de sentimiento en latín

  1. Cristina Tur 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Revista Española de Lingüística

ISSN: 2254-8769

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 51

Fascicle: 1

Pages: 127-146

Type: Article

DOI: 10.31810/RSEL.51.1.6 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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The human ability of feeling emotions can be expressed by different linguistic strategies such as a simple verb (laetor ‘to rejoice’, metuo ‘to fear’) or a collocation (laetitia sentire ‘to feel joy’, metum habere ‘to be afraid’). But feelings can also be provoked, as in the case of, for example, the collocations laetitiam alicui dare ‘to bring joy to someone’ o metum alicui facere ‘to scare someone.’ The aim of this article is to delve into the forms of linguistic expression of causativity through collocations based on some feeling nouns in Latin. To do that, the particularities of feelings are described, as well as the concepts of collocation and causativity. Then, from a Functional perspective, some causative collocations with feeling nouns in Latin are analyzed, attending their syntactic and semantic features, and, finally, the underlying cognitive metaphors.