Languages of Sentiment: Cultural constructions of emotional substrates (Advances in Consciousness Research 18)

Languages of Sentiment: Cultural constructions of emotional substrates (Advances in Consciousness Research 18)

By: Debra J. Occhi (editor), Gary B. Palmer (editor)Paperback

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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). Zoltan Kovecses (with Palmer) examines the complementary relationship of social construction theory to the search for universals of emotional experience. (Series B)


1. Introduction: Linguistic Anthropology and Emotional Experience (by Palmer, Gary B.); 2. Pragmatic and Social Constructionist Approaches; 3. Language, Primordialism and Sentiment (by Schiffman, Harold); 4. Transforming Laments: Performativity and Rationalization as Linguistic Ideologies (by Wilce, Jr., James M.); 5. Dignity in Tragedy: How Javanese Women Speak of Emotion (by Berman, Laine); 6. Public and Private Voices: Japanese Style Shifting and the Display of Affective Intensity (by Dickel Dunn, Cynthia); 7. Cognitive Approaches; 8. From Hiren to Happi-endo: Romantic Expression in the Japanese Love Story (by Shibamoto Smith, Janet S.); 9. Sounds of the Heart and Mind: Mimetics of Emotional States in Japanese (by Occhi, Debra J.); 10. Bursting with Grief, Erupting with Shame: A Conceptual and Grammatical Analysis of Emotion-Tropes in Tagalog (by Palmer, Gary B.); 11. The Convergence of Sociocultural Theory and Cognitive Linguistics: Lexical Semantics and the L2 Acquisition of Love, Fear and Happiness (by Grabois, Howard); 12. Theory; 13. Language And Emotion Concepts: What Experientialists and Social Constructionists Have in Common (by Kovecses, Zoltan); 14. Name Index; 15. Subject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027251381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 279
  • ID: 9789027251381
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 902725138X

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