El dolor y el tango

  1. Zuzanna Bułat-Silva ORCiD: 0000-0002-6590-1702zuzanna.bulat-silva@uwr.edu.pl

Abstract

Pain, el dolor and tango

The present paper is dedicated to the analysis of the Spanish word dolor (‘pain’) on the basis of a corpus consisting of 100 tango lyrics. I will try to describe the linguistic picture of dolor in tangos, demonstrating its cultural specificity. To describe its lexical and cultural meaning without an ethnocentric bias I will rely here on a method of semantic analysis called NSM, natural semantic metalanguage (Wierzbicka, 1996; Goddard & Wierzbicka, 2002).

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Estudios Hispánicos

19, 2011

Pages from 27 to 37

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