Emotions and Multilingualism
By (author) Aneta Pavlenko
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Emotions and Multilingualism by Aneta Pavlenko
Book DescriptionHow 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 book, 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. Bringing together insights from the fields of linguistics, neurolinguistics, psychology, anthropology, psychoanalysis and literary theory, Pavlenko offers a comprehensive introduction to this cross-disciplinary movement. This is a highly readable and thought-provoking book that draws on empirical data and first hand accounts and offers invaluable advice for novice researchers. It will appeal to scholars and researchers across many disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521045773
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aneta Pavlenko
Bilingual Mind, Paperback (February 2014)
If languages influence the way we think, do bilinguals think differently in their respective languages?
Thinking and Speaking in Two Languages, Paperback (January 2011)
Until recently, the history of debates about language and thought has been a history of thinking of language in the singular. The purpose of this volume is to reverse this trend and to begin unlocking the mysteries surrounding thinking and speaking in bi- and multilingual speakers.
Crosslinguistic Influence in Language and Cognition, Paperback (April 2010)
Presenting a synthesis of the work concerning crosslinguistic influence, or 'transfer', this book offers an account of transfer in second-language learning and its consequences for language and thought. It covers the transfer in both production and comprehension, and ideas such as the distinction between semantic and conceptual transfer.
Bilingual Mental Lexicon, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Aneta Pavlenko
How are words organized in the bilingual mind? How are they linked to concepts? How do bi- and multilinguals process words in their multiple languages? Contributions to this volume offer up-to-date answers to these questions and provide a detailed introduction to interdisciplinary approaches used to investigate the bilingual lexicon.
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Author Biography - Aneta Pavlenko
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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