LINGUIST List 21.2078

Mon May 03 2010

FYI: Second Call for Chapters: Emotional Encoding in African Languages

Editor for this issue: Rachelle Felzien <rachellinguistlist.org>


        1.    Gian Claudio Batic, Second Call for Chapters: Emotional Encoding in African Languages

Message 1: Second Call for Chapters: Emotional Encoding in African Languages
Date: 03-May-2010
From: Gian Claudio Batic <gbatichotmail.com>
Subject: Second Call for Chapters: Emotional Encoding in African Languages
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We are looking for contributors to an edited volume dealing with thelinguistic encoding of emotions in African languages. Experiential encodingis influenced by socio-cultural features and, at the same time, by a commonsearch for expressiveness and informativeness. Cognition-mediatedstrategies (metaphorico-metonymical renderings, anthropomorphization,symbolic usage) and unmediated strategies (direct verbal utterance,postural encoding, ideophones, etc.) are employed in the linguisticencoding of basic-level experiences, mirroring the richness of thisneglected field of investigation.

The aim of the book is to offer an innovative approach to the study ofemotional encoding, paying particular attention to African minoritylanguages, and especially to (severely/critically) endangered languageswith no extensive lexico-grammatical description. Major topics are:

- Lexicon of emotions (Anger, Fear, Happiness, Worry, Shame,Disappointment, Sadness, Hate, Love, Pity, Jealousy, etc.)- Linguistic encoding of basic-level emotions- Socio-cultural aspects related to the emotional encoding- Analysis of strategies adopted in different experiential domains(emotional vs conceptual, emotional vs physical, etc.)- Methodology employed in collecting experiential renderings- Semantic and lexical borrowing

Scholars interested in contributing are invited to send their abstracts inPDF format (minimum 300 words, 1 page with name and affiliation) to GianClaudio Batic (gbatichotmail.com). The deadline for abstract submissionis 15 June 2010, and notification of acceptance is 15 July 2010. A finalversion of the article will be requested by mid-November.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

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