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"Pain" and "suffering" in cross-linguistic perspective

Wierzbicka, Anna

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This paper builds on findings of the author's 1999 book Emotions Across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and Universals, which tentatively identified eleven universals pertaining to human emotions. The paper probes some of those "emotional universals" further, especially in relation to 'laughing', 'crying', and 'pain'. At the same time, the author continues her campaign against pseudo-universals, focussing in particular on anthropological and philosophical discourse of "suffering". The paper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63879
Source: International Journal of Language and Culture
DOI: 10.1075/ijolc.1.2.02wie

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