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Gross, Barbara; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Cook argued that the learning of a new language leads to a state of multi-competence, with the learner's mind changing in ways that go beyond the linguistic realm. The present study follows Dewaele's suggestion that multilingualism is linked to both cognitive and psychological changes. It explores one particular under-researched relationship,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Correlation, Bilingualism, Multidimensional Scaling
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Alfawzan, Mateb – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Interest in the effect of positive and negative emotions in foreign language acquisition has soared recently because of the positive psychology movement (Dewaele & MacIntyre, 2014, 2016; MacIntyre, Gregersen & Mercer, 2016). No work so far has been carried out on the differential effect of positive and negative emotions on foreign language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Anxiety, English Language Learners
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; MacIntyre, Peter D. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The present study investigates Foreign Language Enjoyment (FLE) and Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety (FLCA) in the classroom. Participants were 1746 current FL learners from around the world. We used a measure of FLE, based on Likert scale ratings of 21 items (Dewaele & MacIntyre, 2014), and a measure of FLCA based on 8 items extracted from…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Learner Engagement, Individual Differences
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Wei, Li – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2012
The present study investigates the link between multilingualism and the personality trait of cognitive empathy among 2158 mono- and multilinguals. Data were collected through an online questionnaire. Statistical analyses revealed that the knowledge of more languages was not linked to cognitive empathy. Bilingual upbringing and the experience of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Multilingualism, Empathy, Correlation
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2009
The present study investigates the link between multilingualism/multiculturalism, acculturation and the personality profile (as measured by the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire) of 79 young London teenagers, half of whom were born abroad and had settled down in London during their childhood "Third Culture Kids" (TCKs; Pollock…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Adolescents, Cultural Awareness, Questionnaires