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Surprise at the intersection of phenomenology and linguistics

Edited by

Natalie Depraz, Agnès Celle

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 in phenomenology (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 inconnection 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.

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Depraz, N. , Celle, A. (eds) (2019). Surprise at the intersection of phenomenology and linguistics, Benjamins, Amsterdam.

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