Visit www.benjamins.com

Languages of Sentiment

Cultural constructions of emotional substrates

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this e-book

Price: £57.00+Taxes
Add to favourites
image of Languages of Sentiment
  • Editors: Gary B. Palmer1, and Debra J. Occhi2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027299956
Abstract

Working from Radcliffe-Brown’s landmark concept of social sentiments, anthropologists and linguists examine pragmatic and cognitive dimensions of emotion-language in several societies. Introductory and concluding chapters devote special attention to emotional consciousness. Chapters cover language primordialism in Tamil (Harold Schiffman), the erasure of lamentation in Bangla in favor of referential language praxis (James Wilce), women's discourse in Java that creates dignity by reframing the pain of humiliation (Laine Berman), speech styles signalling intimacy and remoteness in Japanese (Cynthia Dunn), divergent conceptions of love in Japanese and translated American romance novels (Janet Shibamoto-Smith), the syntax of emotion-mimetics in Japanese (Debra Occhi), the grammar of emotion-metaphors in Tagalog (Gary Palmer, Heather Bennett and Lester Stacey), and the lexical organization of emotions in the English and Spanish of second language learners (Howard Grabois). Zoltán Kövecses (with Palmer) examines the complementary relationship of social construction theory to the search for universals of emotional experience. (Series B)

Subjects: Pragmatics; Cognition and language; Consciousness research

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Nevada at Las Vegas; 2: University of California at Davis

References

http://jbenjamins.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027299956
Loading
Chapters loading Please wait...
/content/books/9789027299956
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address