Changes to emotion language over time, from 1750-1914
Emotions are cultural objects affected by historical change, according to research. As such, European emotional experiences and manners are determined by a cultural tradition of typical European emotional patterns. In this cultural tradition, language represents a key element for characterisation and communication. However, it has not yet been studied how emotion language has changed in European history and how this change has been influenced by the interaction of intralinguistic and sociocultural elements. The EU-funded ELICIT project will conduct research in Italian, considered to be the language of emotions, aiming to illustrate how emotion language has been developed across varied textual genres in the period from 1750 to 1914.