This book offers new insights into how English speakers talk about their own and others' emotions. Using statistical evidence and corpus-linguistic methods, but also qualitative text analyses, the author examines how expressions that describe emotions are employed in a large corpus of conversational, newspaper, fictional and academic English.
Monika Bednarek is Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She has published in the Journal of Pragmatics and Text and Talk. Among her most recent publications are Evaluation in Media Discourse, and a special issue of Functions of Language (as guest editor).
Foreword: J.R.Martin 1. Analyzing Language and Emotion 2. Emotional Profiling 3. A Local Grammar of Affect 4. Patterns of Affect Across Corpora 5. Mapping and Analyzing Effect 6. Enacting Affect: Pragmatic Analysis