By Jean Harkins, Anna Wierzbicka
This quantity goals to counterpoint the present interdisciplinary theoretical dialogue of human emo-tions by way of offering reviews in response to broad linguistic information from a variety of languages of the realm. every one language-specific research provides targeted semantic descriptions of the meanings of culturally salient emotion phrases and expressions, supplying attention-grabbing insights into people's emotional lives in various cultures together with Amharic, chinese language, German, eastern, Lao, Malay, Mbula, Polish and Russian. The e-book is exclusive in its emphasis on empirical language facts, analyzed in a framework freed from ethnocentrism and never based upon English emotion phrases, yet depending as a substitute on independently verified conceptual universals. scholars of languages and cultures, psychology and cognition will locate this quantity a wealthy source of description and research of emotional meanings in cultural context.
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Elements of these emotional states are compared with Western proposals concerning symptoms and stimuli related to anger-like feelings (cf. also Yu 1998), and some overlapping components of meaning are found, although they also differ in ways that are specified in Kornacki's definitions. ) are often involved, but in each case the role and phrasing of elements of this kind differs in important particulars. The rich emotional vocabulary of Russian is addressed by Irina Levontina and Anna Zalizniak, who cover more than a dozen emotion concepts that have not received in-depth treatment in the already extensive literature on Russian emotions.
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