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Att uttrycka känslor språkligt - hinder och möjligheter
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7095-0525
2011 (Swedish)In: VAKKI Symposium XXX: Språk och känslor / [ed] Niina Nissilä,Nestori Siponkoski, Vasa: Vasa universitet , 2011, 10-28 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although language and emotion has received an increasing interest during the last decades we still lack a definition of what this language consist of. In the paper it is argued that one major reason for this state of affairs relates to the fact that language and emotion reside on different poles of the dichotomies body/mind, nature/culture, etc. Thus, researchers from different camps have addressed the issue from oppositional vantage points while at the same time attempting to answer the same questions. As an alternative this paper argues that to define emotive language we need to study the actual crossing point between language and emotion, i.e. the language used together with nonverbal and vocal expressions of emotion. Drawing on a video-recorded material of interaction between children and their parents, three categories of emotive language are illustrated: autonomous, accompanying and descriptive utterances. In the paper the internal relation between these categories is discussed as well as their position vis-á-vis prior research.

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Vasa: Vasa universitet , 2011. 10-28 p.
, Publikationer av Forskargruppen för översättningsteori, fackspråk och flerspråkighet vid Vasa universitet, ISSN ISSN 1797-6146 ; 37
Keyword [sv]
språk, känslor, känslouttryck, dikotomier, ickeverbal kommunikation
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
General Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52757ISBN: 978-952-476-330-1OAI: diva2:388923
VAKKI Symposium XXX, Vasa 12.-13.2.2010
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