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Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective : Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] - Jean Harkins

Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective

Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR]

By: Jean Harkins (Editor), Anna Wierzbicka (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2001
ISBN: 9783110170641
Number Of Pages: 421
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

Introductionp. 1
Testing emotional universals in Amharicp. 35
Emotions and the nature of persons in Mbulap. 69
Why Germans don't feel "anger"p. 115
Linguistic evidence for a Lao perspective on facial expression of emotionp. 149
Hati: A key word in the Malay vocabulary of emotionp. 167
Talking about anger in Central Australiap. 197
Meanings of Japanese sound-symbolic emotion wordsp. 217
Concepts of anger in Chinesep. 255
Human emotions viewed through the Russian languagep. 291
A culturally salient Polish emotion: Przykro (pron. pshickro)p. 337
An inquiry into "sadness" in Chinesep. 359
Subject and name indexp. 405
Words and phrases indexp. 413
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ISBN: 9783110170641
ISBN-10: 3110170647
Series: Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 421
Published: 14th December 2001
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.73