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ERIC Number: EJ804601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Bilingual Effects Are Not Unique, Only More Salient
Paradis, Michel
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v11 n2 p181-183 Jul 2008
I am in full agreement with Aneta Pavlenko's analysis of the data and her line of reasoning about emotion words and emotion concepts, but not with her claim that the findings are unique to the study of bilingualism, and that differential language emotionality is uniquely visible in bi- and multilingual speakers. I will argue that (i) emotion words and concepts behave like other aspects of bilingualism, exhibit the same kinds of phenomena, and are susceptible to the same types of interference; (ii) the phenomena observed about emotion words and emotion concepts are not unique to bilinguals but merely more salient; and (iii) what applies in any conceptual domain applies within the emotion domain as well, in both unilinguals' and bilinguals' conceptual systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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