Thesis / Dissertation

Words from the Heart: Emotional Expression from Russian-Australian 1.5ers

Beatrice Venturin, Gillian Wigglesworth (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

The bulk of studies on bilingualism and emotions have commonly focussed on multilinguals with a variety of language combinations, language learning trajectories and different cultural backgrounds. This heterogeneity has often been recognised as a limitation of this research area, given that emotion concepts can be language- and culture-specific (Panayiotou, 2006; Sachs & Coley, 2006; Wierzbicka, 1992, 1997, 1999) and emotional expression can vary enormously from one culture to another (Dewaele, 2015a; Kitayama & Markus, 1994; Kovecses, 2003). Despite the repeated calls for further research on bilinguals and multilinguals who learned an LX during childhood (Caldwell-Harris, Staroselsky, Smas..

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