Current emotion research in linguistic anthropology

James M. Wilce

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Linguistic anthropologists have studied emotion in societies around the world for several decades. This article defines the discipline, introduces its general relevance to emotion theory, then presents five of the most important contributions linguistic anthropology has made to the study of emotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalEmotion Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • linguistic anthropology
  • linguistic relativity
  • phenomenology
  • reflexivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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