Emotive Communication in Japanese
| Macalester College
It has become well recognized that affective dimensions of language constitute an integral part of the linguistic system. Japanese provides a prime example of the significance of emotivity as it has grammaticalized a wide variety of expressions to communicate affective information. The collected articles demonstrate the rich diversity of emotive communication in Japanese and analyze various expressions with theoretical perspectives that are often independent from Western models. This volume reflects the influence of traditional Japanese scholars for whom examining affective-relational aspects of language has long been a central concern. The authors are also influenced by more recent scholars in Japanese pragmatics such as Susumu Kuno, Akio Kamio, and Senko K. Maynard. They also draw on anthropological notions such as the inside vs. outside dichotomy that have been used to describe Japanese society.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 151] 2006. x, 234 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
List of contributors | pp. vii–ix
Emotive Communciation in Japanese: An IntroductionSatoko Suzuki | pp. 1–13
Subjectivity, Intersubjectivity, and GrammaticalizationRumiko Shinzato | pp. 15–33
How does ‘reason’ become less and less reasonable? Pragmatics of the utterance-final wake in conversational discourseRyoko Suzuki | pp. 35–51
Quoted thought and speech using the m itai-na ‘be-like’ noun-modifying constructionSeiko Fujii | pp. 53–95
Mo than expected: From textual to expressive with an Old Japanese cliticCharles J. Quinn | pp. 97–137
An emotively motivated post-predicate constituent order in a ‘strict predicate final’ language: Emotion and grammar meet in Japanese everyday talkTsuyoshi Ono | pp. 139–153
Surprise and disapproval: On how societal views of the outside correlate with linguistic expressionsSatoko Suzuki | pp. 155–171
Overt anaphoric expressions, empathy, and the uchi-soto distinction: A contrastive perspectiveKaoru Horie, Miya Shimura and Prashant Pardeshi | pp. 173–190
Territory of information theory and emotive expressions in Japanese: A case observed in s hiranai and w akaranaiKiri Lee | pp. 191–207
Embedded soliloquy and affective stances in JapaneseYoko Hasegawa | pp. 209–229
Index | pp. 231–234
“These nine papers investigate the way emotivity is expressed in Japanese by employing a variety of analytic frameworks as well as using different kinds of data, and together they successfully demonstrate the extent to which affect or emotion is indexed pervasively on lexical, syntactic, as well as on discourse levels in Japanese.”
Atsuko Honda, Senshu University, Japan, in the Journal of Historical Pragmatics, Vol. 11:2 (2010)
Cited by 8 other publications
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Prior, Matthew T.
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