Benedikt Perak

Benedikt Perak
University of Rijeka · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My main field of interest is the role of language in conceptualization and experience of the subjective states such as emotion, states of consciousness, moral and religious values.
Additional affiliations
January 2009 - present
University of Rijeka
Position
  • Conceptualization of Emotions in Croatian
January 2007 - present
University of Rijeka
Position
  • Cognitivism and cultural studies
January 2006 - present
University of Rijeka
Position
  • Language, thought, culture
Education
January 2013 - November 2013
University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Linguistics
January 2002 - January 2012
University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Linguistics
October 1997 - October 2002
University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Linguistics, Indology

Publications

Publications (33)
Book
This book (the Croatian edition of the volume previously published in English by Routledge) analyzes top-down and bottom-up strategies of framing the nation and collective identities through commemorative practices relating to events from the Second World War and the 1990s "Homeland War" in Croatia. With attention to media representations of commem...
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In this article, we present the Construction Grammar Conceptual Network method, developed for identifying lexical similarity and word sense discrimination in a syntactically tagged corpus, based on the cognitive linguistic assumption that coordination construction instantiates conceptual relatedness. This graph analysis method projects a semantic v...
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Numerous centrality measures have been introduced as tools to determine the importance of nodes in complex networks, reflecting various network properties, including connectivity, survivability, and robustness. In this paper, we introduce Semi-Local Intregation (SLI), a node centrality measure for undirected and weighted graphs that takes into acco...
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This paper describes a graph method for labeling word senses and identifying lexical sentiment potential by integrating the corpus-based syntactic-semantic dependency graph layer, lexical semantic and sentiment dictionaries. The method, implemented as ConGraCNet application on different languages and corpora, projects a semantic function onto a par...
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Speakers of many languages tend to use pairs of words such as emotion/feeling or jealousy/envy interchangeably. This paper explores the differences in the way in which the emotional states of jealousy and envy are understood (in the Croa­tian language ljubomora and zavist) and the influence of culture on the expression of these states. First, we es...
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This research exemplifies the corpus-based graph approach to the syntactic-semantic analysis of a concept feeling using the Construction Grammar Conceptual network methodology. by constructing a lexical network from grammatically tagged collocations of the english and the Croatian web corpora, the structure of the semantic domains is revealed as a...
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Among his numerous collaborations, over the last decade, Andre Scedrov has formed quite a stable research group. This would not have been possible without his leading scientific role, which has been equally measured by his generous personality, hospitality, and kindness. Among the obtained results and mathematical solutions, the group is particular...
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U radu se istražuje proces konstruiranja nacionalnog sjećanja kroz tekstove hrvatskih popularnih pjesama emitiranih na radiju tijekom Dana državnosti u vremenskom periodu od 2008 do 2012 godine. Polazi se od opće pretpostavke da je popularna glazba dominantan oblik popularne kulture koji odražava društvenu zbilju. Pri tome je efikasan identifikator...
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Based on the corpus analysis of the conceptualization of strah 'fear' in Croatian, this chapter demonstrates that the conceptual structure of emotions emerges from syntactic and semantic organization activated by sensory-motor, ontological, spatial, thematic and agentive linguistic constructions. The proposed emergent constructionist model argues f...
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Cilj je provedenog istraživanja bio ispitati faktorsku strukturu Petofacetnog upitnika usredotočene svjesnosti (FFMQ, Baer i sur., 2006) na hrvatskom uzorku i utvrditi odnose usredotočene svjesnosti s relevantnim kriterijima. Uz ispitivanje originalne i alternativnih faktorskih struktura FFMQ-a ispitana je i njegova povezanost s iskustvom u meditac...
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This paper deals with the research on the semantic differences of near synonyms in the emotion domain. Specifically, lexical expressions of the emotion categories with negative hedonic valence and low arousal in Croatian. The goal is to analyze distinct semantic properties in collocations of 5 lexemes tuga ‘sadness’, depresija ‘depression’, jad ‘so...
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This paper presents a study on the conceptualisation of nominal emotion lexemes, exemplified by Croatian words: strah ‘fear’, ljutnja ‘anger’, ljubav ‘love’ and ponos ‘pride’, combining several complementary methods and theoretical approaches. The main goal of the study is to discuss theoretical framework and methods for analysing conceptualization...
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Abstrakt This article presents an emergent model of the conceptualization of strah (Fear) in Croatian with focus on the constructions derived from the container image schema coded by preposition u (in). the semantic and syntactic analysis of the collocations of lexeme strah demonstrates conceptual hierarchy of the activation of metonymic and metap...
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Sažetak Rad predstavlja multidisciplinarno razmatranje problema smanjenog tjelesnog kretanja i njegovih posljedica za zdravlje stanovništva. Raspravlja se o uzrocima koji dovode do marginaliziranja tjelesnog vježbanja u cilju postizanja optimalnog zdravstvenog statusa, kako u sustavu školstva i akademskog obrazovanja, tako i u provođenju slobodnog...
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The article presents a multidisciplinary perspective on the problem of diminishing physical activity and its impact on the health in the overall population. We discuss possible reasons for apparent marginalization of the physical education and practice in the educational system and popular culture rituals, and present an emergent holistic approach...
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Using the Cognitive linguistics theory, data in the large Corpus of English language and Multilayered Networks theory: I) analyze 4 emotion lexemes: 1) fear, 2) anger, 3) shame, 4) jealousy: II) classify linguistic constructions according to their cognitive hierarchy and indicate their function in the process of construal of meaning. III) visualise...
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This article presents an emergent model of the conceptualization of strah (Fear) in Croatian with focus on the constructions derived from the container image schema coded by preposition u (in). the semantic and syntactic analysis of the collocations of lexeme strah demonstrates conceptual hierarchy of the activation of metonymic and metaphoric proc...
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This dissertation presents a syntactic and semantic analysis of lexical concept strah 'fear' in Croatian using cognitive linguistic methodology. The main hypothesis is that meaning of emotional categories emerges from activation of inter-subjectively comparable affective states via cognitive process of conceptualization and language use. Usage of t...
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U tekstu se kultura sagledava u okviru složenog sustava kojeg tvore fizičke, biološke i kulturne pojavnosti te se za njezino razumijevanje predlaže pristup s teorijskom podlogom koja potiče međuprožimanje tradicionalno razdvojenih društveno-humanističkih i prirodoslovnih disciplina. Ontološko monistička teorija emergentnih sustava i otjelovljene sp...
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This paper presents a comparative semantic study on the metonymic conceptualization of the categories fear and jealousy in Croatian. The comparison aims to investigate differences in the metonymic construction of basic (fear) and complex (jealousy) emotions. The methodology is based on the semantic and syntactic analysis of corpus collocations. Cor...
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This paper presents the initial work for the task of identifying the emotion of FEAR in texts written in the Croatian language. For the purpose of this analysis, text articles, blogs and online comments were collected from specific Croatian websites and classified into two categories: “Fear present” and “Fear not present”. In the process of classif...
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This article discusses the conceptualization of emotional categories from the perspective of cognitive science. The main philosophical problem of the emotional phenomenon is the subjective nature of the experience and the epistemological problem of commensurability, which indicates the unattainable ground for objective and universal categorization...
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The cognitive sciences of religion offer some of the most stimulating insights in the contemporary scientific study of religion. Their overarching epistemic objective is to study the experience of the sacred as any other naturally occurring state of consciousness endowed with inherent intentional and phenomenological content and their neural correl...
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In this article a multidisciplinary approach of cognitive sciences is employed for the analysis of a special category of human experience related to the religious understanding of the world, termed according to the History of Religion as the 'experience of sacred'. The experience of sacred is defined as the state of consciousness with a subjective...
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Dvojezični stručni (terminološki) leksikon koji uz svaku natuknicu navodi i englesku istovrijednicu te iscrpnu definiciju i objašnjenje Knjiga Temeljni lingvistički pojmovi vodič je od A do Ž kroz glavne pojmove u proučavanju i uporabi jezika. U knjizi se mogu naći objašnjenja: gramatičkih pojmova, lingvističkih grana (od semantike do neurolingvist...
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In this article a multidisciplinary approach of cognitive sciences is employed for the analysis of a special category of human experience related to the religious understanding of the world, termed according to the History of Religion as the ‘experience of sacred’. The experience of sacred is defined as the state of consciousness with a subjective...

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Dosadašnja su istraživanja pokazala da je na prostoru od sjeveroistočne Italije (Furlanije), preko južne Austrije, te sjeverozapadne Hrvatske (Banska Hrvatska) moguće ustvrditi postojanje specifičnoga književno-povijesnoga i kulturnoga modela ranonovovjekovne Europe. U narednom je istraživačkom razdoblju cilj: rekonstruirati i opisati kulturno-književni krug na prostoru regije (koju danas poznajemo kao) Alpe-Adria; odrediti status i način participiranja hrvatske komponente unutar iste regije/kulturnoga kruga; komparativno promotriti suodnos književno-kulturnih produkcija furlanska – slovenska – sjeverozapadna Hrvatska; utvrditi i ostale sastavnice samoga pretpostavljenog kruga kao i način njihova funkcioniranja; te u konačnici započeti s identifikacijom i (p)opisivanjem tekstovnoga korpusa pretpostavljenoga kruga. Pri rekonstrukciji rano novovjekovne regionalne književnopovijesne-kulturne (digitalne) mape polazi se primarno od aktivnosti, djelatnosti, događaja, materijalnih i nematerijalnih kulturnih dobara, tekstualnih i vizualnih reprezentacija te društvenih praksi pripadnika plemićkih elita i to obitelji Frankopana (Frankopani i Frangipane). Metodološki će se kroz ovako osmišljen projekt u književnopovijesna (primarno kroatističko-filološka) istraživanja implementirati alati digitalne humanistike; i to izradom digitalne baze podataka, vizualizacijom socijalnih mreža, organizacijom vremenskih i prostornih dimenzija podataka digitalnim alatima te pohranom informacija na suradničko web mjesto / platformu GAARTLIC (Gathering Alpe Adria Representations Through LIterary Culture). https://portal.uniri.hr/Projekti/1056?controler=projekti
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FRAMNAT is a four-year project financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. The project involves a dynamic team of young scholars with the common goal to develop innovative methodologies for cultural memory research and cognitive linguistics analysis. Top-down and bottom-up strategies of framing nations and collective identities will be analyzed through research of practices commemorating wars of 20th century in Croatia. The project will be carried out from July 2014 to July 2018. Website: www.framnat.eu