A Psychological Investigation of the Use of Shakespeare's Emotional Language: The Case of His Roman Tragedies

A Psychological Investigation of the Use of Shakespeare's Emotional Language: The Case of His Roman Tragedies

By: Cynthia Whissell (author), Colin Martindale (foreword_author)Hardback

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This work offers a psychological investigation of the use of emotive language in Shakespeare's drama. Focusing on the Roman tragedies, the author applies findings from her "Dictionary of Affect in Language", which classified words into categories indicating the sort of emotion that they imply, to the plays to produce a comparison of the dramatic language to the modern English vocabulary.

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About Author

Dr. Cynthia M. Whissell is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Laurentian University. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; What? How? Why?; Roman Words; Language As a Measure of Character; The Five-Act Structure; Shakespeare's Sources and Shakespeare's Style; The Big Picture; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780773451889
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780773451889
  • ISBN10: 0773451889

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