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Re: [xmca] About emotions - compilation from nov. 24 to dec. 01 - 2009
Wow. Thanks, Achilles, for providing such a stimulating topic for
The contributions from the group have supplied marvelous food for thought.
One idea that this discussion evoked in me that was not really touched upon
by others concerns the relation between language and emotion. I was
of John Dore (a linguist who investigated the development of children's
conversational skills), who used to tell his students that "emotion rides
back of words". He believed a speaker's tone of voice communicates an
emotional message, and that the words chosen are intended to reinforce that
emotional message with cognitive content.
At least, that's the case when adults speak to children. To make the
easier to understand, adults tend to formulate their speech to children in
a way as to make the verbal message consistent with the tone-of-voice
This consistency between the two channels makes the emotional message less
complicated for children to grasp. Adult-to-adult speech, on the other
involves messages that conflict, with the tone of voice communicating an
message that is inconsistent with the linguistic expression. Using these
strategically makes it possible to communicate an emotional message of one
kind (for example, communion) with a verbal message that is in some way at
with it (such as non-compliance).
This state of affairs makes me think that expressing emotion is very much
functional heart or center of human verbal communication, and that the
of word meaning introduces the possibility of both extending that
the cognitive domain where it can be further articulated, and also
by surrounding it with additional messages.
Anyway, thanks again for the thoroughly enjoyable thread!
Peter Feigenbaum, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Institutional Research
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 817-2243
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from nov. 24 to dec. 01 - 2009
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I compiled all the posts to "XMCA - ABOUT EMOTIONS",
includind "emotion and culture" and all related to topic.
from November, 24 to December, 01, 2009. There was
82 posts, in chronological order, with all authors indenti-
fication, in pdf format - 46 pages.
If you wish.
P.S. I can update later.
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