Emotive Communication in Japanese

Satoko Suzuki | Macalester College
ISBN 9789027253941 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027292865 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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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.
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“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.”

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006049900