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Editor: Gian Claudio Batic
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862880492 Pages: 160 Price: Europe EURO 60.80
This edited book deals with the linguistic encoding of emotions in the following African languages: Tupuri, Dogon, Bantu-Botatwe group, Akan, Hausa, Igbo, Wolof and Nigerian English Pidgin. The contributions included in the volume present a variety of approaches and research perspectives ranging from historical linguistics and ethnolinguistics to cultural-cognitive and discourse analysis. Each chapter develops a different topic discussing it in detail and from (what we believe to be) an original standpoint.
Topic of the book are: the concept of fear among the Tupuri (Elisa Fiorio); the conceptualization of 'liver' in Dogon (Laura McPherson and Kirill Prokhorov) ; the reconstruction of emotions in ancient Africa (Kathryn de Luna); 'anger' in Akan (Gladys Nyarko Ansah); the role of Hausa ideophones in expressing emotional states (Sergio Baldi); the semantics and syntax of Igbo verbs of emotions (Maduabuchi Agbo); body and emotion in Wolof (Olivier Bondéelle); the construction of emotion in clinical encounters in Nigerian English Pidgin (Akin Odebunmi); 'love' encoding in Hausa (Gian Claudio Batic).
Fear as a factor in including outsiders among the Tupuri (Chad) Elisa Fiorio
Structural correlates of 'liver' expressions in Dogon emotional vocabulary Laura McPherson, Kirill Prokhorov
Affect in Ancient Africa: Historical Linguistics and the Challenge of 'Emotion Talk' Karthryn M. de Luna
Emotion Language in Akan: the Case of Anger Gladys Nyarko Ansah
Love Encoding in Hausa: Sources and Conceptual Models Gian Claudio Batic
Emotions, Colours and Qualities: an Overview of Hausa Ideophones Sergio Baldi
The Syntax and Semantics of Igbo Verbs of Emotion Maduabuchi Agbo
From Body to Emotion in Wolof: a Phraseology Process Olivier Bondéelle
Nigerian Pidgin and the Construction of Emotions in Clinical Encounters Akin Odebunmi