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Title: Emotion in Dialogic Interaction
Subtitle: Advances in the complex
Edited By: Edda Weigand
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20248
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 248

This volume contains a selection of papers given at the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on ‘Emotion in Dialogic Interaction’ at the University of Münster in October 2002. In the literature, the complex network of ‘emotion in dialogic interaction’ is mostly addressed by reducing the complex and separating emotions or defining them by means of simple artificial units. The innovative claim of the workshop was to analyse emotion as an integrated component of human behaviour in dialogic interaction as demonstrated by recent findings in neurology and to develop a linguistic model which is able to deal with the complex integrated whole. Specific emphasis was laid on communicative means for expressing emotions and on emotional principles in dialogue. Furthermore, the issue of specific European principles for dealing with emotions was highlighted.

Table of contents

Foreword 1
Part I. Addressing the complex
Emotions: The simple and the complex
Edda Weigand 7
Universality vs. culture-specificity of emotion
František Daneš 27
Emotions in language and communication
Svetla Cmejrková 37
Emotions, language, and context
Carla Bazzanella 59
Body, passions and race in classical theories of language and emotion
John E. Joseph 77
Part II. Communicative means for expressing emotions
Interjections in a contrastive perspective
Karin Aijmer 103
When did we start feeling guilty?
Wolfgang Teubert 125
Joy, astonishment and fear in English, German and Russian: A corpus-based contrastive-semantic analysis
Valerij Dem’jankov, Andrej Sergeev, Dasha Sergeeva and Leonid Voronin 167
Ambivalence as a dialogic frame of emotions in conflict
Maxim I. Stamenov 183
Part III. Emotional principles in dialogue
The Role of Emotions in Normative Discourse and Persuasion
Michael R. Walrod 207
Anticipation of public emotions in TV debates
Jörn Bollow 225
Interpreting emotions in literary dialogue
Elda Weizman 245
The author-reader-text emotional bond in the literary action game
Tamar Sovran 259
On the inseparability of emotion and reason in argumentation
Christian Plantin 269
General index 281
List of contributors

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 158811497X
ISBN-13: 9781588114976
Pages: xii, 284 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247609
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Pages: xii, 284 pp.
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00