Emotion in Discourse

| UNED, Madrid
ISBN 9789027202390 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027262776 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Interest in human emotion no longer equates to unscientific speculation. 21st-century humanities scholars are paying serious attention to our capacity to express emotions and giving rigorous explanations of affect in language. We are unquestionably witnessing an ‘emotional turn’ not only in linguistics, but also in other fields of scientific research.

Emotion in Discourse follows from and reflects on this scholarly awakening to the world of emotion, and in particular, to its intricate relationship with human language. The book presents both the state of the art and the latest research in an effort to unravel the various workings of the expression of emotion in discourse. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, for emotion is a multifarious phenomenon whose functions in language are enlightened by such other disciplines as psychology, neurology, or communication studies. The volume shows not only how emotion manifests at different linguistic levels, but also how it relates to aspects like linguistic appraisal, emotional intelligence or humor, as well as covering its occurrence in various genres, including scientific discourse. As such, the book contributes to an emerging interdisciplinary field which could be labeled “emotionology”, transcending previous linguistic work and providing an updated characterization of how emotion functions in human discourse.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 302]  2019.  xi, 397 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Emotion processes in discourse
Laura Alba-Juez and J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Section I. Emotion, syntax and the lexicon
Chapter 2. The multifunctionality of swear/taboo words in television series
Monika Bednarek
Chapter 3. The syntax of an emotional expletive in English
J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Chapter 4. Interjections and emotions: The case of gosh
Angela Downing and Elena Martínez Caro
Chapter 5. Expressing emotions without emotional lexis: A crosslinguistic approach to the phraseology of the emotions in Spanish and English
Ruth Breeze and Manuel Casado-Velarde
Chapter 6. The value of left and right
Ad Foolen
Section II. Pragmatics and emotion
Chapter 7. A cognitive pragmatics of the phatic Internet
Francisco Yus
Chapter 8. Humor and mirth: Emotions, embodied cognition, and sustained humor
Salvatore Attardo
Chapter 9. My anger was justified surely? : Epistemic markers across British English and German Emotion Events
Nina-Maria Fronhofer
Section III. Interdisciplinary studies
Chapter 10. Emotion and language ‘at work’: The relationship between Trait Emotional Intelligence and communicative competence as manifested at the workplace
Laura Alba-Juez and Juan-Carlos Pérez-González
Chapter 11. The effects of linguistic proficiency, Trait Emotional Intelligence and in-group advantage on emotion recognition by British and American English L1 users
Jean-Marc Dewaele, Pernelle Lorette and Konstantinos V. Petrides
Chapter 12. Rethinking Martin & White’s affect taxonomy : A psychologically-inspired approach to the linguistic expression of emotion
Miguel-Ángel Benítez-Castro and Encarnación Hidalgo-Tenorio
Section IV. Emotion in different discourse types
Chapter 13. Victims, heroes and villains in newsbites: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Spanish eviction crisis in El País
Isabel Alonso Belmonte
Chapter 14. Promoemotional science? Emotion and intersemiosis in graphical abstracts
Carmen Sancho Guinda
Name index
Subject index
“The present volume constitutes a valuable contribution for a number of interrelated disciplines, such as linguistics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and communication studies. In fact, its merit is to provide the reader with a wide overview of various scientific perspectives on the study of emotions, contributing to the so-called ‘emotional turn’ not only in linguistics, but also in other fields of scientific research. [...] Overall, the volume constitutes an extremely interesting collection of innovative studies, which represent a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary effort to bring the attention of the scientific community on the relations among emotion, language and society.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018053674 | Marc record