Lengua, cultura y sentimientos

Vol. 19 (2011)

El dolor y el tango

Páginas: 27 - 37

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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.