On JOY and FEAR in child conceptualizations Cover Image

O radośc i i strachu w dziecięcych konceptualizacjach
On JOY and FEAR in child conceptualizations

Author(s): Bernadeta Niesporek-Szamburska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The article presents ways of conceptualizing two emotions, namely joy and fear by ten and twelve year olds. The author studies children’s answers to the questions of “What is joy?” and “What is fear?”, constituting a kind of definitions of both concepts. The categories derived from dictionary definitions of emotions are used to the analysis of particular facets in children’s responses. She defines definition types made by learners and indicates features typical of conceptualizing emotions by children. Additionally, she draws conclusions concerning children as such, as the nature of definitions tells a lot about their authors.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 62-74
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish