Enkinaesthetic polyphony: the underpinning for first-order languaging

Stuart, S. A.J. and Thibault, P. J. (2015) Enkinaesthetic polyphony: the underpinning for first-order languaging. In: Lüdtke, U. M. (ed.) Emotion in Language: Theory – Research – Application. Series: Consciousness and emotion book series (10). John Benjamins, pp. 113-133. ISBN 9789027241603

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Abstract

We contest two claims: (1) that language, understood as the processing of abstract symbolic forms, is an instrument of cognition and rational thought, and (2) that conventional notions of turn-taking, exchange structure, and move analysis, are satisfactory as a basis for theorizing communication between living, feeling agents. We offer an enkinaesthetic theory describing the reciprocal affective neuro-muscular dynamical flows and tensions of co- agential dialogical sense-making relations. This “enkinaesthetic dialogue” is characterised by a preconceptual experientially recursive temporal dynamics forming the deep extended melodies of relationships in time. An understanding of how those relationships work, when we understand and are ourselves understood, when communication falters and conflict arises, will depend on a grasp of our enkinaesthetic intersubjectivity.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Enkinaesthesia, polyphony, first-order languaging, affect, dialogue, prosody, immanence, kinetic melody, body dynamics, entanglement, feeling, proto-modal, value, pre-reflective, pre-conceptual.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart, Dr Susan
Authors: Stuart, S. A.J., and Thibault, P. J.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Publisher:John Benjamins
ISBN:9789027241603
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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