Volltext-Downloads (blau) und Frontdoor-Views (grau)

Language of Responsibility. The Influence of Linguistic Abstraction on Collective Moral Emotions

  • Two experiments investigated the effects of linguistic abstractness on the experience of collective moral emotions. In Experiment 1 participants were presented with two scenarios about ingroup misbehavior, phrased using descriptive action verbs, interpretative action verbs, adjectives or nouns. The results show that participants experienced slightly more negative moral emotions with higher levels of linguistic abstractness. In Experiment 2 we also tested for the influence of national identification on the relationship between linguistic abstractness and emotional reactions. Additionally, we expanded the number of scenarios. Experiment 2 replicated the earlier pattern, but found larger differences between conditions. The strength of national identification did not moderate the observed effects. The results of this research are discussed within the context of the linguistic category model and psychology of collective moral emotions.

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar

Statistics

frontdoor_oas
Metadaten
Author:Michał BilewiczGND, Anna StefaniakGND, Marta WitkowskaGND, Karolina HansenGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-90098
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/plc-2017-0001
ISSN:2083-8506
Parent Title (English):Psychology of Language and Communication
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin [u.a.]
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2017
Date of Publication (online):2019/07/02
Publicationstate:Veröffentlichungsversion
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
Tag:Linguistic Category Model; collective emotions; linguistic abstractness; national identification
GND Keyword:Gruppenidentität; Moralität; Nationalbewusstsein; Sprachgebrauch
Volume:21
Issue:1
First Page:1
Last Page:15
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Linguistics-Classification:Soziolinguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International