Chapter published in:The Construction of Discourse as Verbal Interaction
Edited by María de los Ángeles Gómez González and J. Lachlan Mackenzie
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 296] 2018
► pp. 227–250
Emotion and appraisal processes in language
How are they related?
This study discusses theoretical and methodological aspects of the relationship between appraisal and emotion processes in language/discourse. Taking as my point of departure both Appraisal Theory and Geoff Thompson’s later review thereof, I argue that despite their invaluable illumination of appraisal and emotion processes, these approaches cannot elucidate the complex similarities and differences between appraisal and emotion. I sketch a more interdisciplinary approach that draws not only on functional linguistics but also on linguistic pragmatics and psychological appraisal theories. I then propose a modified version of the functional relationship applied for the analysis of linguistic evaluation in my previous work as a methodological tool for the treatment of emotion in language, clearing the ground for future large-scale qualitative projects on the topic.
Keywords: emotion, evaluation, appraisal theories, emotion systems, component approach to emotions, evaluative/emotive functional relationship (Ev / Em)
Published online: 20 September 2018
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