Emotion in Dialogic Interaction: Advances in the Complex

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Edda Weigand
John Benjamins Publishing, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 282 pages
This volume contains a selection of papers given at the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on 'Emotion in Dialogic Interaction' at the University of Munster in October 2002. In the literature, the complex network of 'emotion in dialogic interaction' is mostly addressed by reducing the complex and separating emotions or defining them by means of simple artificial units. The innovative claim of the workshop was to analyse emotion as an integrated component of human behaviour in dialogic interaction as demonstrated by recent findings in neurology and to develop a linguistic model which is able to deal with the complex integrated whole. Specific emphasis was laid on communicative means for expressing emotions and on emotional principles in dialogue. Furthermore, the issue of specific European principles for dealing with emotions was highlighted.

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Contents

Universality vs CultureSpecificity of Emotion
23
Emotions Language and Context
55
Body Passions and Race in Classical Theories of Language and Emotion
73
Interjections in a Contrastive Perspective
99
We Start Feeling Guilty?
121
Ambivalence as a Dialogic Frame of Emotions in Conflict
179
The Role of Emotions in Normative Discourse and Persuasion
207
Anticipation of Public Emotions in TV Debates
221
Interpreting Emotions in Literary Dialogue
241
The AuthorReaderText Emotional Bond in the Literary Action Game
255
General Index
277
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