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    Differences in emotional reactions of Greek, Hungarian and British users of English when watching English television

    Dewaele, Jean-Marc and Lorette, Pernelle and Rolland, Louise and Mavrou, Eirini (2021) Differences in emotional reactions of Greek, Hungarian and British users of English when watching English television. International Journal of Applied Linguistics , ISSN 0802-6106.

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    Abstract

    We investigated differences in self-reported Emotional Reactions (ER) of first (L1) and foreign (LX) language users of English when watching television in English and identified the predictors. Participants were 271 British citizens, 282 Greek and 271 Hungarians living in their home country. English LX users had significantly lower values for ER compared to L1 users. Frequency of watching television in English and Trait Emotional Intelligence were the strongest predictors of ER among LX users. No significant predictors emerged for L1 users. Significant differences emerged between the Greeks and Hungarians despite having similar levels of proficiency. This suggests that the implicit assumption in previous research that any group of LX users with the same L1 and LX represent all LX users in the world is incorrect.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Emotional reactions, English L1 users, English LX users, Trait Emotional Intelligence, television, news, films
    School: School of Arts > Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics (from 2021)
    Depositing User: Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 14:04
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 13:32
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43003

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