The Language of Emotions

Conceptualization, expression, and theoretical foundation

Susanne Niemeier | Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg
René Dirven † | Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg
ISBN 9789027221605 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556195143 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027283894 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 28 other publications

No author info given
2016.  In Zirkulierende Leidenschaft,  pp. 297 ff. Crossref logo
No author info given
2019. Constructing negative emotions in cinematic discourse: a cognitive-pragmatic perspective. Cognition, Communication, Discourse :19 Crossref logo
Abdel-Raheem, Ahmed & Mouna Goubaa
2021. Language and cultural cognition. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 19:1  pp. 111 ff. Crossref logo
Alonso Belmonte, Isabel
2019.  In Emotion in Discourse [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 302],  pp. 335 ff. Crossref logo
Baicchi, Annalisa
2017. Emotions travelling across cultures. International Journal of Language and Culture 4:1  pp. 24 ff. Crossref logo
Baider, Fabienne & Georgeta Cislaru
2014.  In Linguistic Approaches to Emotions in Context [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 241],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Béal, Christine & Francois Perea
2016. Émotions en contextes numériques. Cahiers de praxématique :66 Crossref logo
Coëgnarts, Maarten & Peter Kravanja
2016. Perceiving emotional causality in film: a conceptual and formal analysis. New Review of Film and Television Studies 14:4  pp. 440 ff. Crossref logo
Diert-Boté, Irati & Xavier Martin-Rubió
2018. Learning English in Catalonia. Narrative Inquiry 28:1  pp. 56 ff. Crossref logo
Foolen, Ad
2017. Introduction special issue ‘Emotions across languages and cultures’. International Journal of Language and Culture 4:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Golato, Andrea
2012. Germanoh: Marking an Emotional Change of State. Research on Language & Social Interaction 45:3  pp. 245 ff. Crossref logo
Günthner, Susanne
2022. The construction of emotional involvement in everyday German narratives – interactive uses of ‘dense constructions’. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)  pp. 573 ff. Crossref logo
Holt, Elizabeth
2009.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Kaneko, Ikuyo
2019.  In Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) [Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 826],  pp. 703 ff. Crossref logo
Konopczynski, Gabrielle
2007. La voix : monosupport ou multisupport ?. Cahiers de praxématique :49  pp. 33 ff. Crossref logo
Kryk-Kastovsky, Barbara
2005. Review of Hiltunen & Watanabe (2004): Approaches to Style and Discourse in English. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 6:2  pp. 336 ff. Crossref logo
Kövecses, Zoltán
2015. Surprise as a conceptual category. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 13:2  pp. 270 ff. Crossref logo
Lüdtke, Ulrike M.
2015.  In Emotion in Language [Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 10],  pp. vii ff. Crossref logo
Manning, Paul
2022. Orderly affect. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)  pp. 415 ff. Crossref logo
Maíz-Arévalo, Carmen
2020. Sharifian, Farzad. 2017. Cultural Linguistics. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 171 pp., Paperback ISBN 978-90-272-0412-7. Price Hb EUR 95. Journal of Politeness Research 16:1  pp. 148 ff. Crossref logo
Moreno Ortiz, Antonio & Chantal Perez Hernandez
2014.  In The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 247],  pp. 87 ff. Crossref logo
Musolff, Andreas
2014. Metaphors: Sources for intercultural misunderstanding?. International Journal of Language and Culture 1:1  pp. 42 ff. Crossref logo
Palmer, Gary B.
2003. Introduction. Cognitive Linguistics 14:2-3 Crossref logo
Rajagopalan, Kanavillil
2008.  In Encyclopedia of Language and Education,  pp. 1855 ff. Crossref logo
Schwarz-Friesel, Monika
2015.  In Emotion in Language [Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 10],  pp. 157 ff. Crossref logo
Viti, Carlotta
2017. Semantic and cognitive factors of argument marking in ancient Indo-European languages. Diachronica 34:3  pp. 368 ff. Crossref logo
Watson, Marcus D.
2014. “Apartheid in Their Hearts”? How the South African Critique of Individualism is Probably Right. Howard Journal of Communications 25:2  pp. 134 ff. Crossref logo
Xiao, Yi & Hang Su
2014. Why Are We Angry? A Corpus-linguistic Investigation of the Emotion Anger. Theory and Practice in Language Studies 4:12 Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 07 november 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: JM – Psychology
BISAC Subject: PSY000000 – PSYCHOLOGY / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  97004952 | Marc record