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Language, Heart, and Mind

Studies at the intersection of emotion and cognition


Edited By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Valeria Monello and Marco Venuti

A major premise of this book is that language use is critically conditioned by affective content and cognitive factors rather than being a case of objective computation and manipulation of structures. The 21 chapters of this book deals with how language interacts with emotion, and with mind and cognition, from both intralingual and cross-linguistic perspectives. The second major focus is the theoretical framework, best-suited for research relationships between language, cognition, and emotion as well as the effect that emotion has on the conceptualizer who constructs meanings based on language stimuli. Furthermore, the authors investigate how emotion and rational projections of events interact and what their consequences are in the conceptual world, media discourse, and translation.

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Mariavita Cambria (MPhil, PhD) is Associate Professor in English Language and Linguistics at the Department of Humanities at the University of Messina (Italy). Her research interests include critical discourse analysis, multimodality, Irish studies, genre analysis, corpus linguistics and contemporary varieties of English (Irish English). She has published extensively on discourse analysis, online newpapers, corpus linguistics, Irish English, testing and validation. She is on the editorial board of the international journals “Im@go. The journal of the social imaginary” and “K. Revue trans-européenne de philosophie et arts”. She has published the volumes Irish English. Language, History and Society (2012), Drammaturgia della memoria in Brian Friel e Marina Carr (2012) and Militanti, Madri, Mogli. Il movimento delle donne in Irlanda (2001) and has co-edited Web Genres and Web Tools (2012) and Unrepresenting the Great War. New Approaches to the Centenary (2018). She is also the co-editor (together with Milena Meo e Neil Turnbull) of Im@go n.14 special issue on “The political imaginary”.

Contact details: Dipartimento di Civiltà Antiche e Moderne (Department of Modern and Ancient Civilisations), University of Messina, Polo Annunziata, 98168 Messina Italy (

Emanuela Campisi has earned a PhD in Philosophy of Language and Mind at the University of Palermo. She has been a post-doc fellow at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) supported by a Marie Curie Fellowship, and afterwards at Lund University (Sweden). She is currently working at the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania. Her main interests concern...

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