emotivity


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emotivity

(ē″mō-tĭv′ĭ-tē)
One's capability for emotional response.
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Ultimately, choosing how to refer to these two vessels is itself a means for conveying emotivity, thus realizing one aspect of the expressive function of language.
Before discussing the specifics of the choice of referential forms, three concepts relevant to the present study should be touched upon, namely expressivity, emotivity, and ideology.
I argue that linguistic devices and strategies in spoken and written Japanese, even those commonly understood not to convey expressive meaning, are imbued with emotivity.
Given that the expressivity and emotivity of language are inherently linked to the society and culture within which the language is situated, the sociocultural dimensions of language are also relevant to the current study.
The study by Hodge and Kress show that ideology is an undeniable force motivating specific phrases that are imbued with different expressivity and emotivity.