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Author Dewaele, Jean-Marc, 1962-
Title Emotions in multiple languages [electronic resource] / Jean-Marc Dewaele
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
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Descript xvi, 260 p. : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Perspectives on Emotion -- Epistemological and Methodological Perspectives -- Method, Research Question and Hypotheses -- The Independent Variables -- Results: Self-perceived Competence in Oraland Written Language -- Results: Communicating Feelings (in general) -- Results: Communicating Angerand Swearing -- Results: Attitudes towards Languages and Perception of Emotionality of Swearwords -- Results: Foreign Language Anxiety -- Results: Code-switching and Emotion -- Concluding Remarks
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Sep. 27, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
This is the first large-scale investigation on how multilinguals feel about their languages and use them to communicate emotion. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches,©Jean-Marc Dewaelelooks at the factors that affect multilinguals' self-perceived competence, attitudes, communicative anxiety, language choice and code-switching when expressing feelings, anger and when swearing. Nearly 1600 multilinguals from all over the world participated in the research. The results suggest that how and when a language was learnt determines future use and communicative anxiety.Aspects such as present use of the language, the total number of languages known, and the level of emotional intelligence also play an important role.©Interviews with participants©reveal the importance of cultural factors and show how the slow process ofacculturation in a new community is accompanied by gradual changes in language preferences to communicate emotions
Link Print version: Dewaele, Jean-Marc, 1962- Emotions in multiple languages. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010 9781403943163 (OCoLC)615874049
Subject Multilingualism
Language and emotions
Multilingual persons -- Attitudes
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