Surprise at the Intersection of Phenomenology and Linguistics

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| Université de Rouen Normandie
| Université de Paris
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Surprise is treated as an affect in Aristotelian philosophy as well as in Cartesian philosophy. In experimental psychology, surprise is considered to be an emotion. In phenomenology, it is only addressed indirectly (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas), with the important exception of Ricœur and Maldiney; it is reduced to a break in cognition by cognitivists (Dennett). Only recently was it broached in linguistics, with a focus on lexico-syntactic categories. As for the expression of surprise, it has been studied in connection with evidentiality in languages that encode surprise morphosyntactically. However, how surprise is encoded in languages that lack an evidential morphosyntactic system has been largely unexplored.

This book provides new insights into the dynamics of surprise based on a heuristic hypothesis tested against the investigation of time, language and emotion. It is intended to arouse the interest of a multidisciplinary audience keen on crossing the disciplinary borders of phenomenology, cognitive sciences, and pragmatics.

The theoretical approaches adopted in this collection of articles rely on experiments and corpus data. They advance knowledge by building on robust empirical results coming from psychology, microphenomenology, linguistics and physiology.
[Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 11]  2019.  vi, 185 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Natalie Depraz and Agnès Celle
2–5
Part I. The temporality of surprise
10–55
Chapter 1. Neurophenomenology of surprise
Michel Bitbol
10–21
Chapter 2. Shock, twofold dynamics, cascade: Three signatures of surprise. The micro-time of the surprised body
Natalie Depraz
24–42
Chapter 3. The representation of surprise in English and the retroactive construction of possible paths
Graham Ranger
44–55
Part II. Verbal interaction and action
60–113
Chapter 4. Encoding surprise in English novels: An enunciative approach
Catherine Filippi-Deswelle
60–75
Chapter 5. How implicit is surprise?: Confronting a phenomenological description with a radical pragmatist approach
Audrey Gerlain
78–90
Chapter 6. Surprise in native, bilingual and non-native spontaneous and stimulated recall speech
Pascale Goutéraux
92–113
Part III. Emotional experience, expression and description
118–180
Chapter 7. Interrogatives in surprise contexts in English
Agnès Celle, Anne Jugnet, Laure Lansari and Tyler Peterson
118–137
Chapter 8. Looking at ‘unexpectedness’: A corpus-based cognitive analysis of surprise & wonder
Anne Jugnet and Emilie Lhôte
140–169
Chapter 9. Is surprise necessarily disappointing?
Claudia Serban
172–180
Index
181
Subjects

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019005529 | Marc record