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ERIC Number: EJ804599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Dynamic Emotion Concepts of L2 Learners and L2 Users: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective
Dewaele, Jean-Marc
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v11 n2 p173-175 Jul 2008
Pavlenko's keynote paper calls for a rethinking of models of the mental lexicon in the light of recent research into emotion and bilingualism. The author makes a convincing case for the inclusion of affective aspects in the study of the mental lexicon. Indeed, the knowledge of the degree of emotionality of a word and of its affective valence is just as important as the knowledge of that word's grammatical class, or its gender. From a pragmatic point of view, one could argue that an L2 user's inaccurate or incomplete understanding of the emotionality and valence of an emotion word, or an emotion-laden word, in the L2 might lead to unwanted illocutionary effects, which might be far more embarrassing than phonological, morphological or syntactical errors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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