The Body in Expressions of Emotion: Kuot
2002 (English)In: Pragmatics & Cognition, ISSN 0929-0907, 1569-9943, Vol. 10, no 1-2, 159-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper examines the use of body terms in expressions of emotion in Kuot, a non-Austronesian language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. It is found that expressions involving the word for ‘stomach’, daləp, correspond mainly to what we would consider to be psychological states, while expressions making use of neip ‘skin; body’ are largely concerned with physical states. Some other body parts also form part of emotive expressions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 10, no 1-2, 159-184 p.
Emotive expressions, body parts, Kuot, Papuan languages
Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-19228OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-19228DiVA: diva2:185752