ERIC Number: EJ804602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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The Bilingual Emotion Lexicon and Emotion "in Vivo"
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v11 n2 p185-187 Jul 2008
The keynote article by Aneta Pavlenko provides a compelling framework for the mental representation of emotion concepts in the two languages of the bilingual (novice or expert), and this may very well be its most telling contribution to the literature. However, I would like to concentrate my remarks on the author's development of the notion of "emotionality" in the latter third of the paper. I do this, first, because it seems to me that the majority of our work on the bilingual emotion lexicon derives from studies that have been done in the absence of actual emotional experience, and, second, because I believe that the author's development of the concept of emotionality sets the agenda for the next stage of research in this field.
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Emotional Experience, Emotional Development, Bilingualism, Psychological Patterns, Language Research, Word Lists, Literary Criticism
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