Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
Many researchers claim that emotions arise either from human biology (i.e., biological reductionism) or as products of culture (i.e., social constructionism). Are human emotions best characterized as biological, psychological, or cultural entities? Zoltan Kovecses demonstrates how cultural aspects, metaphorical language, and human physiology are part of an integrated system. This book challenges the simplistic division between the body and culture by stressing how human emotions are to a large extent "constructed" from individuals' embodied experiences in different cultural settings. Hb ISBN (2000): 0-521-64163-2Read more
- Offers a unique synthesis of social constructionism, cognitive semantics, and the physiology of emotion
- Deals with the issue of the universality and culture-specificity of emotion within a unified framework
- Shows how the study of metaphor can contribute to an understanding of human conceptual systems
Reviews & endorsements
"Kovesces's work is an exemplary and provocative exploration in cognitive linguistics. He has chosen a set of important questions about emotions, and he shows how traditional attempts to characterize the language of emotion were overly restrictive...A work of penetrating scholarship, providing illuminating examples from a broad range of languages and cultures." Contemporary Psychology
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: September 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521541466
- length: 244 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.36kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Language and emotion concepts
2. Metaphor of emotion
3. Emotion metaphors: are they unique to the emotions?
4. Events and emotions: the subcategorization of emotions
5. The force of emotion
6. Emotions and relationships
7. Folk versus expert theories of emotion
8. Universality in the conceptualization of emotion
9. Cultural variation in the conceptualization of emotion
10. Emotion language: a new synthesis.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×