Why call bodily sense making "languaging"?

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Comments on an article by Thomas W. Jensen (see record [rid]2014-44419-001[/rid]). The author is sympathetic to Jensen's aim to "bring language and emotion back together". To speak is among other things to communicate one's affective state to others, and this communication is typically effectuated by embodied agents whose affective state also manifests in their face, posture, gestures, facial expressions, and tone of voice. The interactions analyzed by Jensen nicely illustrate clear instances in which language is continuous and integrated with other types of bodily engagement with other people. In addition to being responses to others, my actions, when the author speak, are also often related to the meaning of the words. So, the author agree with much of what Jensen says in the article. However, the author remain unclear about the use of the notion of "languaging", particularly about its relationship to bodily sense making. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)




Colombetti, G. (2014). Why call bodily sense making “languaging”? Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers Research Foundation. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01286

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