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Emotion in Interaction

Anssi Perakyla and Marja-Leena Sorjonen


The importance of emotion in everyday interactions has been acknowledged by researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, including linguistics, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and communication. This book offers a collection of original studies that explore emotion in naturally occurring spoken interaction. The chapters examine both the verbal and non-verbal resources for expressing emotional stance (lexicon, syntax, prosody, laughter, crying, facial expression), the emotional aspects of action sequences (e.g. news delivery and conflicts), and the role of emotions in institutional ... More

Keywords: emotion, interaction, conversation analysis, lexis, syntax, prosody, non-verbal communication, actions, institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199730735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anssi Perakyla, author
University of Helsinki

Marja-Leena Sorjonen, author
University of Helsinki

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Front Matter

Chapter 1 Introduction

Marja-Leena Sorjonen and Anssi Peräkylä

Chapter 2 Emotion as Stance

Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Asta Cekaite, and Charles Goodwin

Chapter 5 Good News, Bad News, and Affect

Douglas W. Maynard and Jeremy Freese

Chapter 7 Being Equivocal

Auli Hakulinen and Marja-Leena Sorjonen

Chapter 9 Crying and Crying Responses

Alexa Hepburn and Jonathan Potter

Chapter 10 Revealing Surprise

Christian Heath, Dirk vom Lehn, Jason Cleverly, and Paul Luff

Chapter 13 Epilogue

Anssi Peräkylä