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ERIC Number: EJ804600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Emotions in the Cross-Fire: Structuralist vs. Post-Structuralist Stances in Bilingualism Research
Kramsch, Claire
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v11 n2 p177-179 Jul 2008
What Aneta Pavlenko discusses in this fascinating article is so widely researched, so cogently conceptualized and so richly reflected upon, that one feels like a spoilsport to bring up a debate which the author herself claims to have avoided, namely the "universalist/relativist debate about basic emotions". If I do so in this Commentary, it is not to invalidate the large body of work in cross-cultural psychology and cross-cultural semantics that Pavlenko refers to, nor to put into question the wealth of data she and Jean-Marc Dewaele have collected through their international web questionnaire, but to bring to the fore the dilemma in which any bilingual researcher of bilingualism finds herself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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