Linguistic Emotivity

Linguistic Emotivity

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qLinguistic Emotivityq explores expressive and emotive meanings in Japanese from the perspective of the Place of Negotiation theory. The Place of Negotiation theory provides a framework for understanding how linguistic signs function in the place of communication (in cognitive, emotive, and interactional places). The theory finds the indexicality of a sign fundamental and views meanings as being negotiated among interactants who share not only information but, more significantly, feelings.Using analytical tools recognized in conversation and discourse analyses, the book analyzes emotive topics (vocatives, emotive nominals, quotative topics, etc.) and emotive comments (qdaq and qja-nai, q interrogatives, stylistic shifts, etc.) in contemporary Japanese discourse. It argues for the importance of emotivity in Japanese, in the context of the Japanese culture of qpathos.q qLinguistic Emotivityq challenges the traditional view of language that privileges qlogos, q form, information, and abstraction, and instead, it proposes a philosophical shift toward qpathos, q expression, emotion, and linguistic event/action.Centrality of Place, the Topic-comment Dynamic, and an Ideology of Pathos in Japanese Discourse Senko K. Maynard ... A paraphrase of the headline-topic appears in 59 article-initial paragraphs of the total 69 articles (i.e., 85.51%).

Title:Linguistic Emotivity
Author:Senko K. Maynard
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2002-01-01


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