Abstract: This study explores emotive language in lyrical nature writing from the perspective of ecolinguistics in four nature textbooks. In fact, embodied mind style is explored by considering emotive language as a linguistic phenomenon that can inject into the readers' minds the sensorial, emotional, and psychological experiences of the lyricist. The interrogation of emotive language is based on Attitude subsystem of Appraisal Analysis, which consists of Affect, Judgment, and Appreciation (Martin & White, 2005). The analyses of the linguistic portrayal of Affect -based on the modified Affect system sub-categories, including Un/Happiness, Dis/Satisfaction, In/Security, Dis/Inclination, and Surprise -revealed the prevalence of Insecurity in the textbooks by contemporary nature writers and Happiness in the textbooks by their predecessors. Moreover, the Judgement and Appreciation analyses suggest that moral sentiment and aesthetic emotion are indispensable parts of lyrical nature writing that can awaken humility and sympathy in the minds and hearts of the readers.
مطالب مرتبط با کلید واژه " Discourse "
The Islamic Revolution, which is a breakthrough in the history of Iran, introduced some new concepts in the arena of national debate. Founded on Shi’ite political thought, this Revolution has in recent years followed a particular theory of justice that has its roots in Shi’ite doctrines, and this is evident in the ideas of Imam Khomeini (r) and the current Supreme Leader. While preserving its originality, the Shi’ite concept of justice has been subject to new readings befitting the requirements of each government. Mahdi Bazargan’s administration considered small government to be the necessary condition for the realization of justice. Muhammad Ali Rajaei’s government, which ruled the country in conditions of war between Iran and Iraq, interpreted justice within the context of struggle against the enemy, and hence adopted as its own policy some doctrines of equity. Mir Hossein Musavi’s government introduced social justice and concern for the oppressed as the main instances of Shi’i justice. Hashemi Rafsanjani saw [economic and industrial] development as the most important requisite for the actualization of justice. Seyyed Mohammad Khatami persued justice under the auspices of some more important concern, namely political development. Finally, in Dr. Mahmud Ahmadinejad's government, the concept of justice refound an Islamic revolutionary and ideological definition. In spite of [continued] developments in the discourse on Shi’ite justice under various governments, Shi’ite principles of the concept of justice have nonetheless been kept intact in the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and this shows the presence of a complete theory in the field of political thought in the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.