Language and Emotion
An International Handbook
Ed. by Schiewer, Gesine Lenore / Altarriba, Jeanette / Ng, Bee Chin
Aims and Scope
The diversity of approaches makes it practically impossible for students and scholars to get a complete picture of the field as it stands today. There exists no overview of all the wide-ranging dimensions and perspectives in the complex field of language and emotion. The handbook is intended to give a historical and systematic profile of the area of Language and Emotion and to facilitate research by offering summaries of all the relevant aspects and by referring the reader to more detailed discussions or to other relevant articles in the Handbook itself and beyond. It will aim to connect contemporary and historical theories, approaches, and applications and to cover eastern and western perspectives of language, communication, and emotion. It will present all relevant aspects of language and emotion and thus contribute significantly to research in the field of linguistics and semiotics of emotion.
The Handbook of Language and Emotion will constitute an important resource for international and cross-disciplinary discourses in linguistic and emotion research, and will demonstrate that linguistics and language research has to be considered as core disciplines of emotion research, a scientific field dominated mainly by psychology and cognitive sciences.