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  1. paul, Linguistic Emotivity: Maynard

Message 1: Linguistic Emotivity: Maynard

Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 16:17:13 +0000
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Subject: Linguistic Emotivity: Maynard

Title: Linguistic Emotivity
Subtitle: Centrality of place, the topic-comment dynamic, and an
 ideology of pathos in Japanese discourse
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 97
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins		 
Author: Senko K. Maynard 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027251177, Pages: xiv, 481 pp., Price: EUR 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112020, Pages: xiv, 481 pp., Price: USD 99.00

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

Table of Contents

Preface and ackowledgments xi 
Part 1: Preliminaries 
1. Introduction 3 
2. Background 21 
Part 2: Theory 
3. The Place of Negotiation theory 53 
4. The (re-)turn to place 73 
5. Locating and interpreting emotive meanings 85 
6. Topic-comment, futaku, and the Rhetoric of Pathos 101 
Part 3: Emotive topics 
7. Vocatives and topics 123 
8. Emotive nominals 149 
9. Quotative topics 165 
10. Emotive nan(i) "what" 191 
Part 4: Emotive comments 
11. Da and ja-nai as commentary strategies 217 
12. Interrogatives as emotive comments 247 
13. Commenting through stylistic shifts 277 
Part 5: Pathos in Japanese discourse 
14. Analyzing expressions of pathos in Oda Nobunaga 307 
15. Rhetoric of Pathos in Mini-Jihyoo newspaper articles 337 
16. Playing with pathos 357 
Part 6: Reflections 
17. Linguistic emotivity and the culture of pathos 393 
18. Language, linguistic theory, and ideology 409 
Appendix: Information on select data 419 
Notes 423 
References 435 
Data references 460 
Author index 465 
Subject index 469

Lingfield(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Japanese (Language code: JPN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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