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The Chinese Folk Model of Facial Expressions: A Linguistic Perspective

Ye, Zhengdao


This study provides much-anticipated information on how facial expressions are perceived and interpreted by people from a non-Western culture by undertaking a detailed, culture-specific case study of their linguistic representations in the Chinese language. It shows that linguistic representations of facial expressions, which represent a local facial encoding system, provide valuable resources with which researchers can obtain a culture-internal view of the perceptions and conceptions of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Culture and Psychology
DOI: 10.1177/1354067X04040928


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