Emotion and sincerity in Persian discourse: Accomplishing the representation of inner states

  title={Emotion and sincerity in Persian discourse: Accomplishing the representation of inner states},
  author={William O. Beeman},
  journal={International Journal of the Sociology of Language},
  • W. Beeman
  • Published 3 May 2001
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Language
This paper deals with the presentation and evocation of emotion in performative face-to-face linguistic communication in Iran. Performance in linguistic communication is shown to involve the speaker’s need to convey an impression of his or her own inner states. Since aAectivity is one of the most diAcult things to convey in face-to-face interaction, it is posited that a person employing successful linguistic performance skills must have a series of strategies available for demonstrating that he… 

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