On a morphosyntactic level, we like to see
- what are the predicative patterns favored in affective sentences,
- what effect they have on transitivity and verb valence since utterances including verbs with emotional meaning often have a low transitivity, and
- the degree of agentivity, volition and agent control in utterances conveying affects, etc.
Morphologically, it will be interesting as well to take into account the importance of possessive structures in which body parts are often involved, e.g., by making a list of different types of markers found in our corpora : affixes, affective particles, modal markers and verbal tenses that are favored in emotional communication. THE TYPOLOGY OF THE EXPRESSION OF EMOTIONS