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LINGUIST List 24.4323

Fri Nov 01 2013

Books: Emotions in Multiple Languages: Dewaele

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Nov-2013
From: Hattie Clarke <Hattie.Clarkepalgrave.com>
Subject: Emotions in Multiple Languages: Dewaele
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Title: Emotions in Multiple Languages
Published: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=692848

Author: Jean-Marc Dewaele
Paperback: ISBN: 9781137354761 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Abstract:

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

This is the first large-scale investigation on how multilinguals feel about their languages and use them to communicate emotion, and is now available in paperback. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches, Jean-Marc Dewaele looks 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 of acculturation in a new community is accompanied by gradual changes in language preferences to communicate emotions.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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