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Expressing Feeling: Appraisal Systems

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Abstract

The chapter focuses on the negotiation of feeling in conferencing, drawing on appraisal to analyse expressions of affect, judgement and appreciation. The generally reticent stance of Young Persons as far as expressing feeling is noted, alongside the work done by Convenors and Youth Liaison Officers to extract feeling. Consideration is then given to the implications of this analysis as far as the analysis of story genres is concerned, focusing in particular on the commissioned recount and its relation to related story genres in general, and the reflective recounts of Support Persons in particular. The absence of the passion play of emotions predicted by conference designers and advocates raises questions about explanations of the success of conferencing which focus on a rhetoric of remorse, apology and forgiveness, an issue taken up again in Chap.  7.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of the Arts & MediaUNSW AustraliaSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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