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Title: Linguistic Approaches to Emotions in Context
Edited By: Fabienne H. Baider
Georgeta Cislaru
URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.241
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 241
Description:

This book presents new issues in the study of the interface of emotions and language, and their use in social context. Two fundamental questions are tackled: the way different languages encode emotional information and the core role emotions play in languages' structure, use and learning. Seldom treated means of expressing emotions (such as interjections, conditionals, scalarity, allocentric constructions), the social and professional impact of emotions and the latest developments in the interface of speech recognition / emotions are some of the key contributions to this volume. The cross-cultural perspective contrasts new couples of languages (among which Australian aboriginal languages, Cypriot Greek, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Russian) and addresses sociolinguistic, pragmatic and discursive issues. Most of the papers attempt interesting theoretical articulations that aim at a better understanding of the linguistic and sociolinguistic nature of emotions. This book will be highly relevant for students and researchers interested in emotions, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, as well as prosody and philosophy of language.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Philosophy of Language
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Italian
Japanese
Romanian
Russian
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