Emotions across Languages and Cultures
Diversity and Universals
By (author) Anna Wierzbicka
Other adaptation by Antony S. R. Manstead Keith Oatley
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Emotions across Languages and Cultures by Anna Wierzbicka
Book DescriptionIn this fascinating book, Anna Wierzbicka brings psychological, anthropological and linguistic insights to bear on our understanding of the way emotions are expressed and experienced in different cultures, languages, and culturally-shaped social relations. The expression of emotion in the face, body and modes of speech are all explored and Wierzbicka shows how the bodily expression of emotion varies across cultures and challenges traditional approaches to the study of facial expressions. As well as offering a perspective on human emotions based on the analysis of language and ways of talking about emotion, this intriguing and controversial book attempts to identify universals of human emotion by analysing empirical evidence from different languages and cultures. This book will be invaluable to academics and students of emotion across the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521599719
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anna Wierzbicka
Words and Meanings, Paperback (September 2016)
This book presents cross-linguistic and cross-cultural investigations of word meaning from different domains of the lexicon - concrete, abstract, physical, sensory, emotional, and social. The words they consider are complex, culturally important, and basic, in a range of languages that includes English, Russian, Polish, French, Warlpiri, and Malay.
Imprisoned in English, Paperback (December 2013)
Imprisoned in English argues that in the present English-dominated world, social sciences and the humanities are locked in a conceptual framework grounded in English and that scholars need to break away from this framework to reach a more universal, culture-independent perspective on things human.
Translating Lives, Paperback (April 2007)» View all books by Anna Wierzbicka
Although Australia prides itself on being multicultural, many Australians have little awareness of what it means to live in two cultures at once, and of how much there is to learn about other cultural perspectives.
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