Being moved: linguistic representation and conceptual structure

  title={Being moved: linguistic representation and conceptual structure},
  author={Milena Kuehnast and Valentin Wagner and Eugen Wassiliwizky and Thomas Jacobsen and Winfried Menninghaus},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
This study explored the organization of the semantic field and the conceptual structure of moving experiences by investigating German-language expressions referring to the emotional state of being moved. We used present and past participles of eight psychological verbs as primes in a free word-association task, as these grammatical forms place their conceptual focus on the eliciting situation and on the felt emotional state, respectively. By applying a taxonomy of basic knowledge types and… CONTINUE READING
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