By Philip W. Davis
The papers during this quantity have been provided on the 5th Biennial Symposium of the dep. of Linguistics, Rice collage, March 1993. The individuals have been requested to pay attention intensive and in a self-reflective approach upon a few diversity of information. The reason was once multifold. the 1st goal was once descriptive. It was once anticipated that the members might perform their activity in a retrospective method, exemplifying and construction upon their prior paintings, however it was once additionally anticipated that they might start to display the configuration of a few quarter in a extra entire photograph of language. the purpose used to be to take (at least) one noticeable step within the depiction of what we predict language will finally be like. The contributions have been either particular and generalizing, with concentration as a lot upon technique as upon hypotheses approximately language. In studying descriptive perform, we endured to pay attention upon concerns which involved us all, and whilst we attempted to strengthen the discourse via the result of such description. We was hoping that complex and recalcitrant info might make our personal perform clearer to us and that it will probably additionally show us within the refinement of our conceptions of language.
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The topic in the task we presented to our subjects was somewhat 'controlled' (and as such contrived) by the six emotion constellations; while the audience (in spite of being in actuality the interviewer) was somewhat 'varied' along the dimension of sharing different presuppositions and interests: the Personal Narrative as sharing an interest in the narrator him-/herself [where the experience stands for some form of thematic coherence/identity], the Possibility Question Elaboration as an interest in the narrator's more detached explanatory capacities, and the third-person protagonist story elaboration as a shared interest in others' lives as well as in the narrator's imaginative problem solutions.
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When you are angry fear usually goes by the way-side. One of these feelings will be dominant over the other one ... it consumes the other. In sum, it appears from this first analysis of the responses to the Possibility Question, as if children in their ability of dealing with story conflicts of the kind under investigation have more difficulties with the different valence emotions HAPPY/AFRAID and HAPPY/ANGRY, while (somewhat surprisingly) HAPPY/SAD does not seem to present such a problem. Counter to our intuitions, the emotion constellation AFRAID/ANGRY, which did not seem to present a problem in terms of its acceptability early on, becomes more and more of a problem in terms of being acceptable with increasing development.
Alternative Linguistics: Descriptive and Theoretical Modes by Philip W. Davis