The Language of Pain: Expression or description? (Converging by Chryssoula Lascaratou PDF

By Chryssoula Lascaratou

ISBN-10: 9027238960

ISBN-13: 9789027238962

ISBN-10: 9027292051

ISBN-13: 9789027292056

How is the common, but inner most and subjective, adventure of discomfort pointed out via assorted humans in daily encounters? What does the research of pain-related lexico-phraseological offerings, grammatical constructions, and linguistic metaphors show as to how ache is perceived and skilled? Are soreness utterances essentially used to specific or to explain this experiential area? this can be the 1st e-book that investigates such questions from either a sensible and a cognitive standpoint: it combines converging usage-based theoretical versions in a scientific linguistic inquiry of the construal of discomfort in daily language. This paintings is predicated on a specialized digital corpus of Greek naturally-occurring dialogues in a future health care context, the underlying assumption being that during the absence of authentic facts instinct approximately language can't reliably realize or expect styles of utilization. evaluating Greek with English information, this publication considerably contributes to the improvement of this study box cross-linguistically.

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Is there something about the way sensations are identified and individuated that allows the words we use as their names to function intersubjectively? How can public language represent a sensation, which is only privately experienced within the individual’s body? e. observable, objects that people can point to (see Goldstein, 2000: 89). To answer this question, Wittgenstein considers two possibilities, namely, that people might name sensations, either through direct, introspective acquaintance with their own inner experiences, or by attaching a word to the sensation’s outward signs.

Wittgenstein essentially en-  The Language of Pain dorses the view that a sensation name is intersubjective and, therefore, can be established and learned, only if the sensation is accompanied by concurrent outward signs which he assumes to be public, in the sense that they might be understood by someone else. )9 It follows, therefore, that the language that describes my sensations cannot be ‘private’. Conclusively, no private language could be used in a game of naming sensations as part of a public behaviour, namely the expression of pain.

3. g. *What John did was know the answer. One final important difference is that with mental processes there is no ‘intransitive’ (one participant) / ‘transitive’ (two participants) distinction: all mental processes potentially involve both a Senser and a Phenomenon. g. g. He only does it to annoy. g. Sarah is wise, Tom is the leader, but not ‘being’ in the sense of existing. g. x and a. The English system operates with three main types: ‘x is a’ 1. intensive 2. ’) 3. possessive ‘x has a’ Each of these comes in two distinct modes: – attributive – identifying ‘a is an attribute of x’ ‘a is the identity of x’ In particular, with respect to the attributive mode, which will be considered in the analysis of Greek pain constructions, an entity x is configured as having some quality a ascribed or attributed to it.

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