The Language of Emotions

Conceptualization, expression, and theoretical foundation

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| Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg
| Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg
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Since the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Darwin's The Language of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), emotionology has become a respectable and even thriving research domain again. The domain of human emotions is most important for mankind, emotions being right in the center of our daily lives and interests. A key-role in the interdisciplinary scientific debate about emotions has now been accorded to the study of the language of emotions.
The present volume offers a new approach to the study of the language of emotions insofar as it presents theories from very different perspectives. It encompasses studies by scholars from diverse disciplines such as linguistics, sociology, and psychology.
The topics of the contributions also cover a range of special fields of interest in four major sections. In a first section, a discussion of theoretical issues in the analysis of emotions is presented. The conceptualization of emotions in specific cultures is analyzed in section 2. Section 3 takes a different inroad into the language of emotions by looking at developmental approaches giving evidence of the fact that the acquisition of the language of emotions is a social achievement that simultaneously determines our experience of these emotions. Section 4 is devoted to emotional language in action, that is, the contributions focus upon different types of texts and analyze how emotions are referred to and expressed in discourse.
[Not in series, 85]  1997.  xviii, 337 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Susanne Niemeier
vii
I. Theoretical issues in the analysis of emotion
Is the “psychologic” of trust universal?
Jan Smedslund
3
The expressive function of language: Towards a cognitive semantic approach
Ad Foolen
15
Toward a semiotic theory of affect
John W. Oller, Jr. and Anne Wiltshire
33
Emotions as cause and the cause of emotions
René Dirven †
55
II. The conceptualization of emotions in specific cultures
Dholuo emotional language: An overview
Lucia Omondi
87
The prepositions we use in the construal of emotions: Why do we say fed up with by sick and tired of ?
Meredith Osmond
111
Space, reference, and emotional involvement
Carlos Inchaurralde Besga
135
Surprise, surprise: The iconicity-conventionality scale of emotions
Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky
155
III. Developmental approaches to emotions
The acquisition of verbal expressions for internal states in German: A descriptive, explorative, longitudinal study
Christina Kauschke and Gisela Klann-Delius
173
On the usage of emotional language: A developmental view of the tip of an iceberg
Péter Bodor
195
Emotion talk(s): The role of perspective in the construction of emotions
Michael Bamberg
209
A response to Michael Bamberg
Anna Wierzbicka
227
IV. Emotions in discourse
French interjections and their use in discourse: ah dis donc les vieux souvenirs
Martina Drescher
233–246
The contextualization of affect in reported dialogues
Susanne Günthner
247
Nonverbal expression of emotions in a business negotiation
Susanne Niemeier
277
Emotions and emotional language in English and German new stories
Friedrich Ungerer
307
Subject Index
329
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BIC Subject: JM – Psychology
BISAC Subject: PSY000000 – PSYCHOLOGY / General
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