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Representation of emotions by grammar in Japanese language: features of its study

Annotation. Emotion is a complex concept that involves processing the information received and then displaying a certain final result. Thus, emotion can be a reaction to a really happening event, and a reaction to an imaginary situation. When studying emotions, the main attention is paid to the non-verbal and lexical-phraseological means of the language. At the same time, grammatical means often fall out of the field of vision of researchers, although they have an emotive potential, especially in Japanese. A grammatical unit in Japanese acquires an emotional color depending on the context of use. Emotional meaning can be multiple. Hence knowledge of the possible emotional meanings that lie behind a particular grammatical indicator makes it possible to decipher and apply linguistic means more accurately. It is worth noting the complexity of Japanese grammar associated with the culture of communication. Japanese communication culture is highly intellectual, filled with various emotional content. The purpose of this article is to reveal this thesis using the example of the Japanese language, to show the need to consider the grammatical means of expressing emotions, the peculiarities of studying grammatical units and their emotional meanings.

Emotions generally do not lie on the surface, presenting certain difficulties in communication, especially for representatives of other cultures. But at the same time, it becomes much easier to read emotions when the recipient knows what emotions are hidden under one or another grammatical unit. The research material was Japanese textbooks “み ん な の 日本語”(“Minna no Nihongo”, “Japanese language for everyone”), “ま る ご と か つ ど う» (“Marugoto katsudou”, “Coursebook for communicative language activities”), grammar books, dictionaries and texts of fiction.

Keywords: Japanese language, grammatical means, emotive implicature, means of expression, vocabulary, emotions

For citation: Magdeev Rafik Rashitovich. Representation of emotions by grammar in Japanese language: features of its study. // Modern oriental studies. 2022. No. 1. P. (in Russ.)

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Magdeev Rafik Rashitovich, The Department of Altaic Studies and Sinology, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University