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Metaphor and Emotion


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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.

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How human emotions are 'constructed' from individuals' embodied experiences in different cultural settings.


'I deem Metaphor and Emotion to be a substantial work ... I believe that any literary-linguistic scholar interested in cognition, emotion or metaphor will find this work hugely rewarding.' Language and Literature 'Metaphor and Emotion contains much that is interesting, even intriguing ... Though the book's emphasis is firmly on linguistic analysis, Metaphor and Emotion will also be rewarding and suggestive for philosophers, psychologists and anyone eager to look in more detail at the relative place of language, body and culture in the constitution of human emotions.' Philosophical Writings '... an informative, readable and at times entertaining overview of metaphor and culture.' The Psychologist

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