Unexpressible emotions

Hartmut Haberland hartmut at EMMA.RUC.DK
Wed May 7 06:12:13 UTC 1997

Dear Funknetters,

as to Brian McWhinney's suggestion that there might bve emotions we don't
have a name for, this reminded me of Karen Ebert's work about "missing"
speech act verbs in Fering (a North Frisian dialect): there are speech acts
in Fering which do not have a name (thus cannot be performed with a
performative verb) but which still exist. There is, of course, also Jef
Verschueren's "Language of forgotten routines". I can provide references if
somebody is interested.

Hartmut Haberland

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