Maïa Ponsonnet

List of John Benjamins publications for which Maïa Ponsonnet plays a role.

Titles

Emotion, Body and Mind across a Continent: Figurative representations of emotions in Australian Aboriginal languages

Edited by Maïa Ponsonnet, Dorothea Hoffmann and Isabel O'Keeffe

Special issue of Pragmatics & Cognition 27:1 (2020) v, 312 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Discourse studies | Philosophy | Pragmatics

Morphology and emotions across the world's languages

Edited by Maïa Ponsonnet and Marine Vuillermet

Special issue of Studies in Language 42:1 (2018) v, 295 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Syntax

Articles

Brown, Connor and Maïa Ponsonnet 2023 Event plurality and the verbal suffix ‑ (a)bad in Australian KriolAustralian Contact Languages, O'Shannessy, Carmel, Denise Angelo and Jane Simpson (eds.), pp. 187–218 | Article
The verbal suffix ‑(a)bad is a frequent form in Australian Kriol and is well attested across all described varieties of the language. Despite the prevalence of this suffix, its precise semantics have so far gone undescribed in the literature. In this article, we present a semantic analysis of… read more
This article describes the syntax and semantics of benefactive and comitative constructions in Dalabon, a Gunwinyguan language of Australia (non-Pama-Nyungan). After having described the respective subcategorisation operations and meanings of each of these constructions, I show that the criterion… read more
Laughren, Mary and Maïa Ponsonnet 2020 Ear and belly in Warlpiri descriptions of cognitive and emotional experienceEmotion, Body and Mind across a Continent: Figurative representations of emotions in Australian Aboriginal languages, Ponsonnet, Maïa, Dorothea Hoffmann and Isabel O'Keeffe (eds.), pp. 240–271 | Article
Like most other Australian languages, Warlpiri – a Pama-Nyungan language of the Ngumpin-Yapa group – is rich in figurative expressions that include a body-part noun. In this article we examine the collocations involving two body parts: langa ‘ear’, which mostly relates to cognition; and miyalu… read more
Ponsonnet, Maïa and Kitty-Jean Laginha 2020 The role of the body in descriptions of emotions: A typology of the Australian continentEmotion, Body and Mind across a Continent: Figurative representations of emotions in Australian Aboriginal languages, Ponsonnet, Maïa, Dorothea Hoffmann and Isabel O'Keeffe (eds.), pp. 20–82 | Article
This article presents the first systematic typological study of emotional expressions involving body parts at the scale of a continent, namely the Australian continent. The role of body parts in figurative descriptions of emotions, a well-established phenomenon across the world, is known to be… read more
Ponsonnet, Maïa, Dorothea Hoffmann and Isabel O'Keeffe 2020 Introduction: Grammar, culture, and emotion tropesEmotion, Body and Mind across a Continent: Figurative representations of emotions in Australian Aboriginal languages, Ponsonnet, Maïa, Dorothea Hoffmann and Isabel O'Keeffe (eds.), pp. 1–19 | Introduction
Ponsonnet, Maïa 2018 A preliminary typology of emotional connotations in morphological diminutives and augmentativesMorphology and emotions across the world's languages, Ponsonnet, Maïa and Marine Vuillermet (eds.), pp. 17–50 | Article
This article presents a preliminary typology of emotional connotations in evaluative morphology, starting with diminutives and augmentatives. I inventory the emotional meanings and connotations found in a sample of nineteen languages for diminutives, and nine languages plus a few additional… read more
This article analyzes some of the lexical semantic features of Barunga Kriol, an Australian creole language (Northern Territory, Australia), in comparison with Dalabon, one of the Australian Aboriginal languages replaced by Barunga Kriol. Focusing on the semantic domain of emotions, this study… read more
Ponsonnet, Maïa 2018 Expressive values of reduplication in Barunga Kriol (northern Australia)Morphology and emotions across the world's languages, Ponsonnet, Maïa and Marine Vuillermet (eds.), pp. 226–255 | Article
This article describes the semantic values of reduplication in Barunga Kriol – an English-based creole of northern Australia –, with a focus on its expressive functions. Barunga Kriol reduplication has two types of functions. Its most frequent meaning is aspectual atelicity. In addition, it has a… read more
Ponsonnet, Maïa and Marine Vuillermet 2018 Introduction: Morphology and emotions: A preliminary typologyMorphology and emotions across the world's languages, Ponsonnet, Maïa and Marine Vuillermet (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Introduction
This volume presents nine chapters dealing with emotionally loaded morphology over four continents. The collection is the result of a workshop on “morphology and emotions” (MorphÉm) held by the first author at Dynamique du Langage (CNRS) in Lyon on 29–30 April 2015. In this introduction, we first… read more
This article examines the status and functions of body-part words with respect to linguistic descriptions of emotions in Dalabon (Northern Australia). As in many languages in the world, words denoting invisible (internal) body-parts occur in figurative expressions. These expressions instantiate… read more