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Emotions across Languages and Cultures Diversity and Universals by Anna Wierzbi

Emotions across Languages and Cultures Diversity and Universals by Anna Wierzbi

Emotions across Languages and Cultures Diversity and Universals by Anna Wierzbi
Emotions across Languages and Cultures. In this ground-breaking new book, Anna Wierzbicka explores human emotions and how they are expressed in faces, bodies, and modes of speech; and she places the findings into both worldwide and culture-specific contexts. In this ground-breaking new book, Anna Wierzbicka brings psychological, anthropological and linguistic insights to bear on our understanding of the way emotions are expressed and experienced in different cultures, languages, and culturally-shaped social relations. The expression of emotion in the face, body and modes of speech are all explored and Wierzbicka shows how the bodily expression of emotion varies across cultures and challenges traditional approaches to the study of facial expressions.

As well as offering a new perspective on human emotions based on the analysis of language and ways of talking about emotion, this fascinating and controversial book attempts to identify universals of human emotion by analysing empirical evidence from different languages and cultures. This book will be invaluable to academics and students of emotion across the social sciences.

Anna Wierzbicka is Professor of Linguistics at Australian National University. She has an international reputation for her work on semantics, pragmatics, and cross-cultural linguistics. Other published works include What Did Jesus Mean? (OUP, 2001), Semantics, Culture, and Cognition (OUP, 1992), and Semantic Primitives, in which she is credited with establishing the Natural Semantic Metalanguage.

Feelings, Languages and Cultures: 1. Breaking the'hermeneutical circle'; 3. Experience-near' and'experience-distant' concepts; 4.

Describing feelings through prototypes; 5. Emotions': disruptive episodes or vital forces that mould our lives?

The Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) as a tool for cross-cultural analysis; 9. An illustration:'sadness' in English and in Russian; 10. The scope of this book; Part II.

Defining Emotion Concepts: Discovering'Cognitive Scenarios': 1. Something good happened' and related concepts; 2.

Something bad happened' and related concepts; 3. Bad things can happen' and related concepts; 4.

I don't want things like this to happen' and related concepts; 5. Thinking about'someone else'; 6. A Case Study of Emotion in Culture: German'Angst': 1. Angst as a peculiarly German concept; 2. Heidegger's analysis of angst; 3. Angst in the language of psychology; 4. Angst in everyday language; 5.

The German angst in a comparative perspective; 7. Luther's influence on the German language; 8. Eschatological anxieties of Luther's times; 9. The meaning of angst in Luther's writings; 10.

Martin Luther's inner life and its possible impact on the history of angst; 11. Luther's possible role in the shift from angst'affliction' to angst'anxiety/fear'; 12. The great social and economic anxieties of Luther's times; 13. Uncertainty vs certainty, angst vs sicherheit; 14. The human face: a'mirror' or a'tool'; 2.

From the'psychology of facial expression' to the'semantics of facial expression'; 3. Social' does not mean'voluntary'; 4. What kind of'messages' can a face transmit?

Messages are not'dimensions'; 6. The face alone' or'the face in context'? Analyzing facial behaviour into meaningful components; 8. Summing up the assumptions; 9. In what terms should facial behaviour be described?

Humans and primates: a unified framework for verbal, non-verbal, and preverbal communication; 11. The meaning of eyebrows drawn together; 12.

The meaning of'raised eyebrows'; 13. The meaning of the'wide open eyes' (with immobile eyebrows); 14. The meaning of a turned down mouth; 15.

The meaning of tightly pressed lips; 16. Conclusion: the what, the how, and the why in reading human faces; Part V. Emotion and the body; 3.

Comparing Emotional Norms across Languages and Cultures: Polish vs Anglo-American: 1. The scripts of'sincerity'; 3. The scripts of interpersonal'warmth'; 4. The scripts of'spontaneity'; 5. Emotional universals' - genuine and spurious; 2.

A proposed set of'emotional universals'; 3. This fascinating book explores the bodily expression of emotion in worldwide and culture-specific contexts. In this fascinating book, Anna Wierzbicka explores human emotions and how they are expressed in faces, bodies, and modes of speech; and she places the findings into both worldwide and culture-specific contexts. Series Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction.

Country of Publication United Kingdom. Short Title EMOTIONS ACROSS LANGUAGES & CU. Affiliation Australian National University, Canberra. At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books".

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521590426
  • ISBN: 9780521590426
  • EAN: 9780521590426
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • Type: Textbook
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Book Title: Emotions Across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and Universals
  • Item Height: 229mm
  • Author: Anna Wierzbicka
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Item Width: 152mm
  • Item Weight: 700 g
  • Number of Pages: 362 Pages

Emotions across Languages and Cultures Diversity and Universals by Anna Wierzbi