Emotive Interjections in British English: A corpus-based by Ulrike Stange

By Ulrike Stange

Emotive Interjections in British English: A corpus-based learn on edition in acquisition, functionality and usage constitutes the 1st in-depth corpus-based examine at the use of emotive interjections in modern British English. In a unique technique, it systematically distinguishes among baby and grownup audio system, delivering new insights into how they use Ow!, Ouch!, Ugh!, Yuck!, Whoops!, Whoopsadaisy! and Wow! in daily spoken language. It reports intimately their acquisition by means of young ones and pinpoints adjustments and advancements of their use all through early adolescence. The examine highlights particularities displayed by way of baby and grownup audio system normally and identifies the most important variations relating to how adults use emotive interjections looking on whether or not they are interacting with teenagers or different adults. This booklet hence deals an exhaustive evaluate at the capabilities of emotive interjections in accordance with thorough empirical study and should entice linguists occupied with pragmatics, baby language acquisition, the expression of emotion and interjections.

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By Ulrike Stange

Emotive Interjections in British English: A corpus-based learn on edition in acquisition, functionality and usage constitutes the 1st in-depth corpus-based examine at the use of emotive interjections in modern British English. In a unique technique, it systematically distinguishes among baby and grownup audio system, delivering new insights into how they use Ow!, Ouch!, Ugh!, Yuck!, Whoops!, Whoopsadaisy! and Wow! in daily spoken language. It reports intimately their acquisition by means of young ones and pinpoints adjustments and advancements of their use all through early adolescence. The examine highlights particularities displayed by way of baby and grownup audio system normally and identifies the most important variations relating to how adults use emotive interjections looking on whether or not they are interacting with teenagers or different adults. This booklet hence deals an exhaustive evaluate at the capabilities of emotive interjections in accordance with thorough empirical study and should entice linguists occupied with pragmatics, baby language acquisition, the expression of emotion and interjections.

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3 Emotive interjections and (first) language acquisition For those who believe that interjections are innate, there is obviously no need to discuss the question of how these lexical items are acquired. Among them is Karcevski, who refers to interjections as ‘natural language’ that does not need to be learnt: “on ne se doute pas un instant qu’il s’agisse ici du langage ‘naturel’ que l’homme n’a pas besoin d’apprendre”28 (Karcevski 1941: 57). The majority of linguists, however, consider interjections as items that are “learnt like any other words” (Jespersen 1954: 415, see also Meng & Schrabback 1994: 200, Paul 1880: 179, Ehlich 1986: 247, Asano 1997: 1).

To attract attention). Interjections found between these two poles could be placed in the medium blue circle. In this context it is also worthwhile to briefly draw attention to Scherer’s (1994) distinction between what he labels affect bursts and affect emblems in his discussion of affect vocalisations (which include interjections as well as other (verbal Chapter 3. Interjections as a means of expressing emotions or nonverbal) expressions of emotion). The former are “almost exclusively determined by effects of physiological changes” (Scherer 1994: 183) and characterized by a very low degree of conventionalisation, which result in their being universal but variable across individuals and situations.

Kleiber 2006: 11, Swiatkowska 2000: 43).  Eeyore! , for instance, imitates the sound of a relatively heavy object falling into water, and Boom! the sound of an explosion).  Kleiber 2006: 12). Furthermore, primary interjections like Ugh! or Phew! and onomatopoeic expressions like Ribbit ribbit! (the sound a frog makes) or Whoosh! (the whistling sound perceived when an object is passing at high velocity) have an onomatopoeic source. And then when we went out right, we had to do a tackle, you know a big tackle bag.

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