Languages of Sentiment

Cultural constructions of emotional substrates

ORCID logoGary B. Palmer | University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Debra J. Occhi | University of California at Davis
ISBN 9789027251381 (Eur) | EUR 68.00
ISBN 9781556194344 (USA) | USD 102.00
ISBN 9789027299956 | EUR 68.00 | USD 102.00
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] 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.”
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