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17 Jun 2008
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Emotion Talk Across Corpora offers new insights into how English speakers talk about their own and others' emotions. It is the first book-length treatment of 'emotion talk' in four registers of British English - conversation, news reportage, fiction and academic discourse - to combine research in two well-known linguistic approaches: appraisal theory and corpus linguistics. Using a 20-million-word sub set from the British National Corpus, it combines small- and large-scale corpus studies of emotion terms and their patterns with an analysis of texts according to a modified version of Appraisal theory. The book is a major contribution to the study of language and emotion, drawing on findings from cognitive linguistics, psychology and (linguistic) appraisal theory to model and interpret emotion talk, and will appeal to all researchers interested in the use of emotion talk in naturally occurring discourse.


Description

Emotion Talk Across Corpora offers new insights into how English speakers talk about their own and others' emotions. It is the first book-length treatment of 'emotion talk' in four registers of British English - conversation, news reportage, fiction and academic discourse - to combine research in two well-known linguistic approaches: appraisal theory and corpus linguistics. Using a 20-million-word sub set from the British National Corpus, it combines small- and large-scale corpus studies of emotion terms and their patterns with an analysis of texts according to a modified version of Appraisal theory. The book is a major contribution to the study of language and emotion, drawing on findings from cognitive linguistics, psychology and (linguistic) appraisal theory to model and interpret emotion talk, and will appeal to all researchers interested in the use of emotion talk in naturally occurring discourse.


Reviews

'...working at the interface of two complementary perspectives on language, corpus linguistics and systemic functional linguistic theory, and developing new insights into the language of evaluation at the edge of knowledge in both these interacting domains,...Bednarek rises effectively to this challenge, paving the way for a generation of transdisciplinary rapprochement across these two fields.' - Professor James R. Martin, University of Sydney


Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword: J.R.Martin
Acknowledgements
Analyzing Language and Emotion
Emotional Profiling
A Local Grammar of Affect
Patterns of Affect Across Corpora
Mapping and Analyzing Effect
Enacting Affect: Pragmatic Analysis
References
Index


Authors

MONIKA BEDNAREK is Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She has published in the Journal of Pragmatics and Text and Talk. Among her most recent publications are Evaluation in Media Discourse, and a special issue of Functions of Language (as guest editor).