Publication details [#70679]

Trotzke, Andreas and Xavier Villalba, eds. 2021. Expressive Meaning Across Linguistic Levels and Frameworks. Oxford University Press. 336 pp
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


This volume explores the formal linguistic expressions of emotions at different levels of linguistic complexity. Research on the language-emotion interface has to date concentrated primarily on the conceptual dimension of emotions as expressed via language, with semantic and pragmatic studies dominating the field. The chapters in this book, in contrast, bring together work from different linguistic frameworks: generative syntax, functional and usage-based linguistics, formal semantics and pragmatics, and experimental phonology. The volume contributes to the growing field of research that explores the interaction between linguistic expressions and the 'expressive dimension' of language, and will be of interest to linguists from a range of theoretical backgrounds who are interested in the language-emotion interface.