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    Research into multilingualism and emotions

    Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2022) Research into multilingualism and emotions. In: Schiewer, G and Altarriba, J and Chin Ng, B (eds.) Language and Emotion: An International Handbook. Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK) 46/1. Berlin, Germany: Mouton De Gruyter. ISBN 9783110347487. (In Press)

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    Multilinguals realise that expressing and recognising emotions can be challenging (Dewaele, 2013, 2016; Pavlenko, 2005). The differences lie in the different embodiment that the languages have (Pavlenko, 2012), which affects the emotional resonance of the language. This affects the language choices of the multilinguals and their perceptions of emotional languages in various contexts. Moreover, their emotional reactions might be different depending on the language. Because different cultures express emotions in different ways, multilinguals sometimes struggle to recognise the emotional state of their interlocutor or to express their own emotions appropriately. This chapter will present an overview of recent research on language choices in romantic relationships, in therapeutic relationships, in inner speech, in multilingual swearing, in feelings of identity and belonging, in moral decision-making, and in emotion recognition in first and foreign languages.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2021 13:33
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:48


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