Languages of Sentiment

Cultural constructions of emotional substrates

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Working from Radcliffe-Brown’s landmark concept of social sentiments, anthropologists and linguists examine pragmatic and cognitive dimensions of emotion-language in several societies. Introductory and concluding chapters devote special attention to emotional consciousness. Chapters cover language primordialism in Tamil (Harold Schiffman), the erasure of lamentation in Bangla in favor of referential language praxis (James Wilce), women's discourse in Java that creates dignity by reframing the pain of humiliation (Laine Berman), speech styles signalling intimacy and remoteness in Japanese (Cynthia Dunn), divergent conceptions of love in Japanese and translated American romance novels (Janet Shibamoto-Smith), the syntax of emotion-mimetics in Japanese (Debra Occhi), the grammar of emotion-metaphors in Tagalog (Gary Palmer, Heather Bennett and Lester Stacey), and the lexical organization of emotions in the English and Spanish of second language learners (Howard Grabois). Zoltán Kövecses (with Palmer) examines the complementary relationship of social construction theory to the search for universals of emotional experience. (Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 18]  1999.  vi, 272 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Linguistic Anthropology and Emotional Experience
Gary B. Palmer and Debra J. Occhi
Pragmatic and Social Constructionist Approaches
Language, Primordialism and Sentiment
Harold Schiffman
Transforming Laments: Performativity and Rationalization as Linguistic Ideologies
James M. Wilce, Jr.
Dignity in Tragedy: How Javanese Women Speak of Emotion
Laine Berman
Public and Private Voices: Japanese Style Shifting and the Display of Affective Intensity
Cynthia Dickel Dunn
Cognitive Approaches
From Hiren to Happî-endo: Romantic Expression in the Japanese Love Story
Janet S. Shibamoto Smith
Sounds of the Heart and Mind: Mimetics of Emotional States in Japanese
Debra J. Occhi
Bursting with Grief, Erupting with Shame: A Conceptual and Grammatical Analysis of Emotion-Tropes in Tagalog
Gary B. Palmer, Heather Bennett and Les Stacey
The Convergence of Sociocultural Theory and Cognitive Linguistics: Lexical Semantics and the L2 Acquisition of Love, Fear and Happiness
Howard Grabois
Language And Emotion Concepts: What Experientialists and Social Constructionists Have in Common
Zoltán Kövecses and Gary B. Palmer
Name Index
Subject Index
“[...] excellent examples of how it is possible to explore the rich complexity of 'emotion' without necessarily adopting an overly reductionist or determinist account.”
“Today, we know language does not only have a heart; language creates a heart, dynamically mediating the construction of emotional meanings in our everyday life. A range of human social realms cannot exist without emotion, which is semiotically mediated trough language use. In this sense, this volume deepens our understanding of the constitutive power of emotive language.”

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research
BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99033999
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