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Emotions and Multilingualism

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ISBN-10: 0521045770

ISBN-13: 9780521045773

Edition: 2007

Authors: Aneta Pavlenko

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How do bilinguals experience emotions? Do they perceive and express emotions similarly or differently in their respective languages? Does the first language remain forever the language of the heart? What role do emotions play in second language learning and in language attrition? Why do some writers prefer to write in their second language? In this provocative and ground-breaking book, Aneta Pavlenko challenges the monolingual bias of modern linguistics and psychology and uses the lens of bi- and multilingualism to offer a fresh perspective on the relationship between language and emotions. This book will appeal to scholars and researchers across many discplines.
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Book details

List price: $72.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Dr. Aneta Pavlenko is Associate Professor of TESOL at the College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia. She is the author of many articles and co-editor of Multilingualism, Second Language Learning and Gender (Mouton de Gruyter, 2001), Negotiation of Identities in Multilingual Context (Multilingual Matters, 2004), and Gender and English Language Learners (TESOL, 2004).

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Languages and emotions: what can a multilingual perspective contribute?
Emotions in the study of multilingualism: framing the questions
Vocal level: is the lady angry?
Semantic and conceptual levels: the bilingual mental lexicon
Discursive level: I feel zhalko tebia bednogo
Neurophysiological level: his coeur is where his feelings dwell
Social cognition: I no longer wanted to speak German
Emotions and multilingualism: an integrated perspective
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