Exclamative Sentences in Emotion Expressions in Mandarin Chinese: A Corpus-based Approach

Xuefeng Gao, Sophia Yat Mei Lee

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Emotions are found to be frequently involvedin the exclamative sentences. This paper aimsto examine the interaction between exclamative sentences and emotions in Chinese socialmedia. We propose that exclamative sentencescan express all kinds of emotions besides surprise. Fear emotion is mostly expressed in exclamative sentences. Lexical features,structural features and discourse features areanalyzed to reveal a full picture of linguisticcues in emotion expressions in exclamativesentences. We believe that this study could provide a new approach for the study of sentencetypes in Mandarin Chinese, which is also crucial for people to understand the expressions ofhuman emotions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


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