Emotions In Crosslinguistic Perspective by Jean HarkinsEmotions In Crosslinguistic Perspective by Jean Harkins

Emotions In Crosslinguistic Perspective

byJean Harkins

Hardcover | December 1, 2001

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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.
Title:Emotions In Crosslinguistic PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.24 × 6.48 × 1.08 inPublished:December 1, 2001Publisher:Walter De GruyterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3110170647

ISBN - 13:9783110170641

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