Research on the relationship between language and emotion - A descriptive overview
The basic relationship between language and emotion is more and more presentin research over the last decades. This chapter presents the field of research in ahistorical and current overview to open up new perspectives for future research.For this purpose, the authors analyse 500 studies on language and emotionpublished over the last hundred years. Furthermore, the sub-study analysisexamines the methodology of 50 empirical studies on language acquisition indetail. Results hint at disciplinary differences in the choice of methods and subjects.There is a lack of subjects with deviant developmental states and in at-risklifeworlds. This overview illustrates the necessity of approaches which deal in acomplex way with both sides of the relationship between emotion and language.