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Analysis of Feeling in Language Use from the Perspective of Linguistics

Author YaoZhuoFu
Tutor ZhanMin
School Central South University for Nationalities
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords feeling satisfactional sympathetic aesthetic feeling-analysis feeling-expression
CLC H030
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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It can be said that language and human feelings are the two everlasting subjectsfor human beings to explore, because they reflect human’s desires to know themselves.This can be seen clearly from the third turning point in the study of philosophy and thethriving study on linguistics which has been recognized as a science.By combining the previous studies in linguistics and philosophy and keeping itsfoothold on linguistics, this thesis attempts to explore the feeling properties of language.By analyzing the use of language, this thesis summarizes the feeling properties oflanguage into three categories, i.e., the satisfactional, sympathetic and aesthetic property.The satisfactional property of language refers to the fact that human beings uselanguage to satisfy themselves or others; the sympathetic property means that languageis used by human beings as a means to achieve and improve understanding betweeneach other; the aesthetic property means that language being used as a means to expressand pursue beauty.Meanwhile, this thesis illustrates and analyzes how different feelings areexpressed through different language structure (sound and form) and real-lifecommunication (communication and its strategy). It is noted that human feeling is amajor drive of language use and language development.In conclusion, this thesis presents the concept of feeling-analysis (FA) andconstructs three dimensions of FA (the three feeling qualities) and two Models ofFA(from inside to outside—how to realize feeling expression through language use;from outside to inside—how to identify a feeling expression from language). It tries tomake the feeling analysis a universal principle which can be operated to explain generalpragmatic rules in language use.

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