Centrality of Place, the Topic-comment Dynamic, and an Ideology of Pathos in Japanese Discourse
Emotive (Linguistics) -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00908877
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Topic and comment.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Topic and comment. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00946267
Japanese language -- Discourse analysis.
Japanese language -- Discourse analysis. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00981607
Language and culture -- Japan.
Language and culture. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00992135
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Vocabulary. -- bisacsh
Pathos. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01054984
REFERENCE. -- bisacsh
Linguistic Emotivity explores expressive and emotive meanings in Japanese from the perspective of the Place of Negotiation theory. The Place of Negotiation theory provides a framework for understanding how linguistic signs function in the place of communication (in cognitive, emotive, and interactional places). The theory finds the indexicality of a sign fundamental and views meanings as being negotiated among interactants who share not only information but, more significantly, feelings. Using analytical tools recognized in conversation and discourse analyses, the book analyzes emotive topics (vocatives, emotive nominals, quotative topics, etc.) and emotive comments (da and ja-nai, interrogatives, stylistic shifts, etc.) in contemporary Japanese discourse. It argues for the importance of emotivity in Japanese, in the context of the Japanese culture of pathos. Linguistic Emotivity challenges the traditional view of language that privileges logos, form, information, and abstraction, and instead, it proposes a philosophical shift toward pathos, expression, emotion, and linguistic event/action.