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Kutkovaya E.S. Discourse analysis of emotions and positioning theory in studying social events

Full text in Russian: Кутковая Е.С. Дискурс-анализ эмоций и теория позиционирования в исследовании социального события
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Main tools of discourse analysis of emotion based on D.Edwards theory of emotion and application of R.Harre positioning theory to the analysis of social events, as well as linguistic tools of emotion analysis are considered in the article. Feasibility of shared use of discourse analysis of emotions and positioning theory in studying social events is illustrated.

Keywords: emotions, discourse, event, positioning theory, the normative structure of the situation



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Received 27 August 2013. Date of publication: 28 April 2014.

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Kutkovaya Ekaterina S. Ph.D. Student, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kutkovaya E.S. Discourse analysis of emotions and positioning theory in studying social events. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 34, p. 6. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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