Empathy has become a guiding principle in the cognitive, social, and cultural sciences. Until now, linguistics has failed to adequately address the theme, despite the fact that language and verbal interaction in human relationships are the fundamental means and vehicles for empathy. This volume includes papers from the disciplines of philosophy, ethnology, psychology, and linguistics that are essential for a future linguistics of empathy.
Katharina Jacob and
Klaus-Peter Konerding, Heidelberg University, Germany;
Wolf-Andreas Liebert, University of Koblenz, Germany.