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Language and Cognitive Structures of Emotion

Authors: Mondal, Prakash

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  • Develops a unified account of linguistic intensionality by integrating its different aspects or dimensions in the matrix of emotive expressions
  • Reformulates the very notion of what the cognitive architecture looks like by entangling the formal properties of emotion with those of language
  • Gives a symbolic grist to the mill of cognition by drawing upon insights from linguistics, philosophy of mind, psychology, biology and computer science
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This book examines linguistic expressions of emotion in intensional contexts and offers a formally elegant account of the relationship between language and emotion. The author presents a compelling case for the view that there exist, contrary to popular belief, logical universals at the intersection of language and emotive content. This book shows that emotive structures in the mind that are widely assumed to be not only subjectively or socio-culturally variable but also irrelevant to a general theory of cognition offer an unusually suitable ground for a formal theory of emotive representations, allowing for surprising logical and cognitive consequences for a theory of cognition. Challenging mainstream assumptions in cognitive science and in linguistics, this book will appeal to linguists, philosophers of the mind, linguistic anthropologists, psychologists and cognitive scientists of all persuasions.

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Prakash Mondal is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. He is the author of Language, Mind and Computation (2014), Natural Language and Possible Minds (2016) and Language, Biology and Cognition (completed).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and Cognitive Structures of Emotion
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33690-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33690-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33689-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81574-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 182
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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