Емоционалният код в митопоетичното самоописание (Страх и жал в песента „Мома и страшно/смешно либе”).
Емоције у култури срба и бугара = Емоциите в културата на сърби и българи. Ниш : Филозофски факултет, 2016, ISBN 978-86-7379-411-2, с. 49-58
The emotional code in the mythopoetic self-description (Fear and sorrow in the song "Maid and scary/funny sweetheart")
In folklore the emotion is presented by both directed indications of emotional state and descriptions of specific gestures. Being persistent as they are, these clichéd expressions are a convenient way to analyse the later transformations of the mythoritual texts. In these texts the lexemes for emotions are successors of the "emotional code" in the invariant folkloristic mythological prototext (it being one of the numerous codes of the mythical thinking). This article examines one of the few songs which relate to the calendar transitions and their folkloristic mythological plots. Of importance in this song is the fate of a maiden-bride doomed to a mythic marriage (=death) with the personification of the supreme god who, in the end of the annual cycle, has diminished his calendaric term and has become injurious and intimidating for the people and that is why he is described as ugly and fearful. In the folklore this image is strongly marginalized and "parodied" using the clichés "Old Haro", "ugly" or "strange" (funny) sweetheart. This is why the maid's emotions are a specific "inside look" (self-description) of the tragic situation in which she, as a bride, is committed (doomed) to the God (she feels love for him as to a "sweetheart" or spouse), but in the same time she is aware of the irreversibility of the approaching death. In this context the clichéd formula, in which she feels both "fear" and "pity" towards him, becomes even clearer - a far cry from the invariant mythoritual syncretism.
Language, Linguistics, Literature and Theory of Literature