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In the Midst of LifeAffect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai$
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A. L. Epstein

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780520075627

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520075627.001.0001

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The Language of the Emotions

The Language of the Emotions

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(p.53) 3 The Language of the Emotions
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In the Midst of Life
Author(s):

A. L. Epstein

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520075627.003.0003

This chapter presents an overview of the Tolai lexicon, discussing some general characteristics of the Tolai emotional lexicon and noting how some terms seem to fall into readily identifiable sets. It then takes a closer look at the way the Tolai appear to group emotion terms, and whether and to what extent such groupings as emerge are considered to be related to one another. In line with what appears to be a widespread, perhaps even universal, phenomenon, the Tolai do not offer a formal classification of the affects. If some principle of grouping is at work, it must be implicit and has to be sought out by indirect means.

Keywords:   Tolai, lexicon, emotion terms, language

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