This book presents new issues in the study of the interface of emotions and language, and their use in social context. Two fundamental questions are tackled: the way different languages encode emotional information and the core role emotions play in languages' structure, use and learning. Seldom treated means of expressing emotions (such as interjections, conditionals, scalarity, allocentric constructions), the social and professional impact of emotions and the latest developments in the interface of speech recognition / emotions are some of the key contributions to this volume. The cross-cultural perspective contrasts new couples of languages (among which Australian aboriginal languages, Cypriot Greek, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Russian) and addresses sociolinguistic, pragmatic and discursive issues. Most of the papers attempt interesting theoretical articulations that aim at a better understanding of the linguistic and sociolinguistic nature of emotions. This book will be highly relevant for students and researchers interested in emotions, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, as well as prosody and philosophy of language.
1. Linguistic approaches to emotion in context (by Baider, Fabienne H.); 2. Part I. Emotion, philosophy and language; 3. Emotions: Various "language-games" which open the door to grammar* (by Godart-Wendling, Beatrice); 4. Passion, a forgotten feeling (by Vukoja, Vida); 5. Part II. Expressing and interpreting emotion; 6. On "Disgust" (by Goddard, Cliff); 7. A corpus-based construction of emotion verb scales (by Fellbaum, Christiane D.); 8. Patterns of allocentric emotional expressions, a contrastive study* (by Cislaru, Georgeta); 9. The expression of emotions in conditionals: A study of Modern Greek political speech (by Lampropoulou, Martha); 10. Conceptual metaphors of anger in popularized scientific texts: A contrastive (English/Greek/French) cognitive-discursive approach (by Constantinou, Maria); 11. Bad feelings in context (by Baider, Fabienne H.); 12. Part III. Doing emotion: Prosody; 13. Emotions and prosodic structure: Who is in charge? (by Martin, Philippe); 14. Prosody and emotion in Greek: Evidence from spontaneous-speech corpora analysis (by Kotsifas, Dimitrios); 15. Cross-cultural perception of some Japanese politeness and impoliteness expressions* (by Rilliard, Albert); 16. Part IV. Pragmatic use of emotion; 17. Verbal aggressiveness or cooperative support?: Emotion communication in French and Italian professional contexts (by Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette); 18. 'I must do everything to eliminate my negative attitude': Polish general practitioners' emotions toward patients with medically unexplained symptoms (by Sowinska, Agnieszka); 19. Language learning and making the mundane special (by Coffey, Simon); 20. Name index; 21. Subject index