LINGUIST List 29.2813

Fri Jul 06 2018

Calls: Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science / Travaux interdiscplinaires sur la parole et le langage (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 05-Jul-2018
From: Joelle Lavaud <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science / Travaux interdiscplinaires sur la parole et le langage (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Travaux interdiscplinaires sur la parole et le langage

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2018

Call for Papers:

Emo-langages : Vers une approche transversale des langages dans leurs dynamiques émotionnelles et créatives. Éd. Invitée : Françoise Berdal-Masuy, ECLE (Emotion and Creativity in Language Education)

For the last twenty years or so, emotions have been the focus of attention of researchers in many disciplines until giving birth to a new field of research, that of ''affective sciences'' (Sander, 2015). The proposals of the neuroscientist and philosopher Antonio Damasio (1995) on the links between reason and emotion have contributed to the awareness of their synergy in communication, including learning and teaching. In 2011, linguist Christian Plantin published his book ''Les bonnes raisons des émotions'' (The good reasons for emotions), which stimulated new approaches in the language sciences, now attentive to highlighting the ''reasonable or reasoned'' role played by emotions in speech.

Rehabilitated by neurosciences, affects and their cultural dimension are thus considered as part of the construction of our representation of the world. This rise in research on emotions / affects goes far beyond the methodological and theoretical level, it goes hand in hand with changes in society and the inability of existing models to respond to them. A second dimension is therefore called, made necessary by a complex and changing world, that of creativity so that, combined with the emotional dimension, it makes possible the innovation (Lison, 2018) that gives life to the future.

It is therefore the triad of ''emotions'', ''creativity'' and ''languages'' and the study of their dynamic interaction that is the subject of this issue.

Emotions can be described in psychology according to two main approaches: either categorically by distinguishing primary emotions (joy, sadness, surprise, etc.) from secondary emotions related to the social relationship (shame, jealousy, happiness, etc.), or according to a dimensional approach on two axes: that of valence, which can be positive or negative, and that of level of awakening, which can correspond to a weak or strong physiological activation (Botella, 2015).

As for creativity, one must turn to Lubart's multivariate approach in differential psychology (2015) to discover that, fruit of several factors (cognitive, conative, environmental and emotional), it is defined as the capacity to produce a ''new'' product or process ''adapted'' to the context, the emotional factor playing an important role in the creative process (Capron Puozzo, 2015).

Finally, the term ''language'' here includes both verbal and body language. It is also appropriate to take into account the reflection of performing artists (actors and dancers), in overcoming the divide between science and the arts via bodies that translate extraordinarily the sharing of emotions (Pairon, 2018).

With this issue, we invite members from different disciplines (psychology, neurosciences, sociology, pedagogy, language sciences, field of rehabilitation and performing arts) to mobilize plural methodologies and to share their contribution and experience in the form of text and/or video in order to stimulate original transversal connections between emotions, creativity and languages, for a stimulating approach to the dynamics at work between - and at the heart of - these three concepts.

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