Linguistic Emotivity

Centrality of place, the topic-comment dynamic, and an ideology of pathos in Japanese discourse

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Linguistic Emotivity explores expressive and emotive meanings in Japanese from the perspective of the Place of Negotiation theory. The Place of Negotiation theory provides a framework for understanding how linguistic signs function in the place of communication (in cognitive, emotive, and interactional places). The theory finds the indexicality of a sign fundamental and views meanings as being negotiated among interactants who share not only information but, more significantly, feelings.

Using analytical tools recognized in conversation and discourse analyses, the book analyzes emotive topics (vocatives, emotive nominals, quotative topics, etc.) and emotive comments (da and ja-nai, interrogatives, stylistic shifts, etc.) in contemporary Japanese discourse. It argues for the importance of emotivity in Japanese, in the context of the Japanese culture of pathos. Linguistic Emotivity challenges the traditional view of language that privileges logos, form, information, and abstraction, and instead, it proposes a philosophical shift toward pathos, expression, emotion, and linguistic event/action.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 97]  2002.  xiv, 481 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface and ackowledgments
xi
Part 1. Preliminaries
1. Introduction: Language, emotivity, and pathos
3–20
2. Background: Emotion, expressive function, and culture
21–49
Part 2. Theory
3. The Place of Negotiation theory
53–72
4. The (re-)turn to place
73–84
5. Locating and interpreting emotive meanings
85–99
6. Topic–comment, futaku, and the Rhetoric of Pathos
101–121
Part 3. Emotive topics
7. Vocatives and topics
123–147
8. Emotive nominals
149–163
9. Quotative topics
165–190
10. Emotive nan(i) ‘what’
191–213
Part 4. Emotive comments
11. Da and ja-nai as commentary strategies
217–245
12. Interrogatives as emotive comments
247–275
13. Commenting through stylistic shifts
277–304
Part 5. Pathos in Japanese discourse
14. Analyzing expressions of pathos in Oda Nobunaga
307–335
15. Rhetoric of Pathos in Mini-Jihyoo newspaper articles
337–355
16. Playing with pathos : Presentation and negotiation of selves in Long Vacation
357–389
Part 6. Reflections
17. Linguistic emotivity and the culture of pathos
393–407
18. Language, linguistic theory, and ideology
409–417
Appendix: Information on select data
419–421
Notes
423–434
References
435–459
Data references
460–463
Author index
465–468
Subject index
469–476
Linguistic Emotivity makes a valuable contribution to the project of shifting the focus in modern linguistics from a narrow conception of language to one that is more inclusive.”
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