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By Prakash Mondal

This publication examines linguistic expressions of emotion in intensional contexts and gives a officially dependent account of the connection among language and emotion. the writer offers a compelling case for the view that there exist, opposite to well known trust, logical universals on the intersection of language and emotive content material. This booklet exhibits that emotive constructions within the brain which are largely assumed to be not just subjectively or socio-culturally variable but additionally inappropriate to a basic conception of cognition provide an surprisingly appropriate floor for a proper concept of emotive representations, taking into consideration excellent logical and cognitive outcomes for a concept of cognition. difficult mainstream assumptions in cognitive technology and in linguistics, this publication will attract linguists, philosophers of the brain, linguistic anthropologists, psychologists and cognitive scientists of all persuasions.

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How are such mechanisms instantiated at the interfaces? What are the interface constraints that disallow the transduction/mapping of certain cognitive structures of affect when independent lexicalized encoding of intensionality obtains? What does this translate into if cross-linguistic facts are taken into consideration? These are questions that have not been raised, let alone discussed, in wellknown accounts of language–emotion interactions (Wierzbicka 1994; Bamberg 1997; Barrett et al. 2007; Wilce 2009).

Moreover, their behavior is also linguistically different from other groups of predicates of affect, as (18) shows. This will have significant ramifications for their semantic representations sketched out in Chapter 3. 9 Note that (18’) may allow for a marginal de dicto/non-specific reading, as reported by a native English speaker. This is expected given the points made in footnote 5. However, this does not affect the general character of the predicates in this category. 1 Introduction: Intensionality and Emotive Expressions 29 to see in this connection that this is not true of other predicates in (1–4).

But it is important to realize that cognitive structures in the present context cannot be momentary or fleeting conceptualizations based on an instantaneous extraction of a certain figure–ground configuration, for cognitive structures corresponding to semantic structures of linguistic expressions are way removed from the sensory-perceptual systems that directly interface with the outer world. This is not, of course, to be taken to imply that cognitive structures have nothing whatever to do with any construal located in the sensory-perceptual systems of representation.

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