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Expressivity and performance. Expressing compassion and grief with a prosodic contour in Gunwinyguan languages (northern Australia)

Ponsonnet, Maïa


In order to shed light on how emotions surface in language, this article addresses a gap in our empirical knowledge about ‘expressive’ linguistic resources. Expressive resources are classically defined as ‘symptoms’ or ‘indices’ of the speaker's emotional states at the time of speech, which suggests that they are essentially reflex – i.e. spontaneous and sincere. This article shows how actual expressive resources largely depart from this ideal type, by analyzing a case where they are performed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2018.08.009
Access Rights: Open Access


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