The Emotion Of Surprise Expressed By The Emotive Particles Of The German Language
Schibrik Tatiana
The emotion of surprise is a brief mental and physiological state, a startle response experienced as the result of an unexpected event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, unpleasant, positive, or negative. Surprise can occur in varying levels of intensity ranging from very-surprised, which may induce the vivid response, or little-surprise that elicits a less intense response to the stimuli. In language surprise can be expressed by lexical and syntactic means. In the German language surprise is very often expressed by means of emotive particles on the level of the whole sentence.

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