Emotion inferences during reading: Going beyond the tip of the iceberg

Gygax, Pascal; Gillioz, Christelle Olivia (2015). Emotion inferences during reading: Going beyond the tip of the iceberg. In: O'Brien, Edward J.; Cook, Anne E.; Lorch, Robert F. (eds.) Inferences during reading (pp. 122-139). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press

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In this chapter, we present theoretical and empirical advances in our understanding of the way readers build mental representations of the main protagonists’ emotional status. Based on the highly influential and grounding studies of Morton Ann Gernsbacher and her colleagues in the nineties, we present several studies that have tried to specify the nature of readers’ mental representations of emotions as well as the conditions that may facilitate emotion inferences. Though often (unfortunately) underestimated, of special interest in this chapter is the interdisciplinary nature of emotion inferences as well as the empirical and theoretical opportunities that true interdisciplinary approaches of emotion inferences may provide us with in the future.

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Book Section (Book Chapter)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of French Language and Literature

UniBE Contributor:

Gygax, Pascal Mark, Gillioz, Christelle Olivia


800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 840 French & related literatures
400 Language > 440 French & related languages
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
400 Language > 410 Linguistics




Cambridge University Press




Christelle Olivia Gillioz

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10 Apr 2017 11:50

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02 Mar 2023 23:28



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