Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective

Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective

by Jean Harkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3110170647

ISBN-13: 9783110170641

Pub. Date: 12/14/2001

Publisher: De Gruyter

This volume aims to enrich the current interdisciplinary theoretical discussion of human emo-tions by presenting studies based on extensive linguistic data from a wide range of languages of the world. Each language-specific study gives detailed semantic descriptions of the meanings of culturally salient emotion words and expressions, offering fascinating insights

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This volume aims to enrich the current interdisciplinary theoretical discussion of human emo-tions by presenting studies based on extensive linguistic data from a wide range of languages of the world. Each language-specific study gives detailed semantic descriptions of the meanings of culturally salient emotion words and expressions, offering fascinating insights into people's emotional lives in diverse cultures including Amharic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Lao, Malay, Mbula, Polish and Russian.

The book is unique in its emphasis on empirical language data, analyzed in a framework free of ethnocentrism and not dependent upon English emotion terms, but relying instead on independently established conceptual universals. Students of languages and cultures, psychology and cognition will find this volume a rich resource of description and analysis of emotional meanings in cultural context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110170641
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
12/14/2001
Series:
Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR], #17
Edition description:
Reprint 2010
Pages:
427
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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