[Lingtyp] Seats of emotions: experiencer pronouns, body-part collocations and similar

Nick Enfield nick.enfield at sydney.edu.au
Sat Jun 27 13:16:35 UTC 2015


I co-edited (with Anna Wierzbicka) a special issue of Pragmatics and Cognition (2002) on this topic. See table of contents pasted in below.
See also this book: Sharifian, F. Dirven, R., Yu, N., & Neiemier, S. (eds.) (2008) Culture, Body, and language: Conceptualizations of internal body organs across cultures and languages. Berlin/New York: Mouton DeGruyter.
Best wishes,
Nick

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N J Enfield, Professor and Chair, Linguistics, The University of Sydney
Rm N364 Bldg A20, 2006 Australia
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The Body in Description of Emotion
Cross-linguistic studies
Special issue of Pragmatics & Cognition 10:1/2 (2002)
Table of Contents
Articles

Introduction: The body in description of emotion
N.J. Enfield and Anna Wierzbicka

Cultural scripting of body parts for emotions: On ‘jealousy’ and related emotions in Ewe
Felix K. Ameka

Colourful psi’s sleep furiously: Depicting emotional states in some African languages
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal

Semantic analysis of body parts in emotion terminology: Avoiding the exoticisms of “obstinate monosemy” and “online extension”
N.J. Enfield

‘Body part’ terms and emotion in Japanese
Rie Hasada

My face is paling against my will: Emotion and control in English and Hebrew
Yael Kidron and Ron Kuzar

The body in expressions of emotion: Kuot
Eva Lindström

Emotions in Oneida
Karin Michelson

Emotions and the body in Russian and English
Aneta Pavlenko

Insides and emotion in Koromu
Carol Priestley

Body part terms in Kaytetye feeling expressions
Myfany Turpin

Different modes of describing emotions in Chinese: Bodily changes, sensations, and bodily images
Zhengdao Ye

Body and emotion: Body parts in Chinese expression of emotion
Ning Yu





From: Kilu von Prince <watasenia at gmail.com<mailto:watasenia at gmail.com>>
Date: Saturday 27 June 2015 18:39
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Subject: [Lingtyp] Seats of emotions: experiencer pronouns, body-part collocations and similar

Dear colleagues,

I'm working on an article on expressions of emotions that require an idiosyncratic combination of a subject (typically a body-part) and predicate (typically with a more general meaning such as `be good', `be sweet', `hurt' or similar), as exemplified by the following structure from Oceanic Daakaka:

(1) yu-on mwe yaa
inside.of-3S.POSS REAL hurt
`he/she is angry'

I am aware of a few other, typologically diverse languages that show such structures: Acholi (Bavin 1996), Hmong (Clark 1996) and Anywa (Reh 1996), which is described to have `experiencer pronouns'.

I would like to know:
1) if you know of other languages with such structures; and
2) how are the corresponding nominal notions expressed in these languages (anger, happiness, sadness, love)?

Of course, I'll be happy to cite your published work or cite your personal communication as a source, unless you specify otherwise.

Regards,
Kilu

References:
Bavin, Edith L. 1996. Body parts in Acholi: alienable and inalienable distinctions and extended uses. In: Chappell, Hilary, & McGregor, William (eds), e grammar of inalienability: A typological perspective on body part terms and the part-whole relation. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Mouton.

Clark, Marybeth. 1996. Where do you feel? – stative verbs and body-part terms in Mainland Southeast Asia. In: Chappell, Hilary, & McGregor, William (eds), e grammar of inalienability: A typological perspective on body part terms and the part-whole relation. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Mouton.

Reh, Mechthild. 1996. Anywa language. Description and internal reconstructions. (Nilo-Saharan, 11.). Köln: Rüdiger Köppe.
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