Item description for Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective (Cognitive Linguistic Research) by Jean Harkins...
This volume aims to enrich the current interdisciplinary theoretical discussion of human emotions 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.48" Height: 1.08" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110170647 ISBN13 9783110170641
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