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Linguistic expression of anger in Croatian and (American) English


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Grubišić, Marina. (2014). Linguistic expression of anger in Croatian and (American) English. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Linguistics.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij lingvistike) [mentor Žic Fuchs, Milena and Kalogjera, Damir].

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The aim of this dissertation is to analyze and explain expressions of anger in Croatian and (American) English. Language is a potent medium for expressing emotions. However, not all emotions are equally expressed and their expression is not equally understood. Expressing anger, which is usually analyzed and described as an uncomfortable, negative emotion carries certain social and cultural implications. The underlying assumption in this dissertation is that expressing anger carries more social and cultural regulations than expressing positive emotions. Expressing joy, happiness, satisfaction is generally favored and welcome, and will usually not present an obstacle in communication or be perceived as aggressive or threatening.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotions, anger, language, linguistic expressions of anger, Croatian language, (American) English language, community, context, convention, minimum shared context of situation, register distribution, interviews with participants
Subjects: Linguistics
Departments: Department of Linguistics
Supervisor: Žic Fuchs, Milena and Kalogjera, Damir
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij lingvistike
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 13:05
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 00:15

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