Cognitive Approach of Emotion and Discourse Manipulation of Sentence-Ended Particles in East Asian Languages

Lin Zhu


From cognitive and typological perspective, the emotion function and discourse manipulation of language are investigated and discussed. The framework of this paper is based on the cognition approach of emotion and concerned with the emotion mechanisms and the relationship between automatic and reflective evaluations. The grounding of language in emotional states can be influenced by discourse-level factors and manipulated for pragmatic purpose. Based on this approach, I propose that discourse manipulation might have a major impact on the emotion appraisal and communication through the four distinctive dimensions of emotion: arousal, valence, dominance, and subjective significance. And then I dealt with typological evidence by investigating the discourse manipulation of sentence-ended particles through the arousal, valence, dominance, and subjective significance dimensions of emotion.

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