Affect-Language Interactions in Native and Non-Native by Rafal Jończyk

By Rafal Jończyk

This quantity offers an updated and evaluative assessment of theoretical and empirical stances on emotion and its shut interplay with language and cognition in monolingual and bilingual members. Importantly, it offers a singular methodological process that takes into consideration contextual info and consequently is going past the reductionist method of affective language that has ruled modern examine. due to this pragmatic strategy, the e-book provides fresh findings within the box of bilingualism and have an effect on and provides the 1st neurocognitive interpretation of findings said in scientific and introspective experiences in bilingualism. This not just represents a useful contribution to the literature, yet can also represent a leap forward within the research of the global phenomenon of bilingualism.

Beginning with an intensive overview of the background and present country of affective learn and its relation to language, spanning philosophical, mental, neuroscientific, and linguistic views, the amount then proceeds to discover impact manifestation utilizing neuropragmatic equipment in monolingual and bilingual members. In doing so, it brings jointly findings from scientific and introspective stories in bilingualism with cognitive, psychophysiological and neuroimaging paradigms. by way of combining conceptual realizing and methodological services from many disciplines, this quantity offers a entire photograph of the dynamic interactions among contextual and affective details within the language area. therefore, Affect-Language Interactions in local and Non-Native English Speakers: A Neuropragmatic Perspective fosters a practical method of learn on affective language processing in monolingual and bilingual inhabitants, person who builds bridges throughout disciplines and sparks vital new questions within the cognitive neuroscience of bi- and multilingualism.

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Typically, such tasks measure how quick and accurate participants are to recognise, recall, and/or name affective words relative to neutral words. g. g. chair). What remains debatable, however, is the extent to which both pleasant and unpleasant words lead to such processing advantage, or the degree to which this effect might be modulated by affective or non-affective word characteristics. In what follows I review selected monolingual studies investigating affectlanguage interactions in the domain of visual word recognition and word naming, and discuss factors that have been found to modulate the reported effects.

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The affective primacy hypothesis was criticised by Richard Lazarus—the proponent of cognitive primacy hypothesis (Lazarus, 1984, 2006). Contrary to Zajonc (1984), Lazarus (1984) claimed that cognition was a prerequisite for affective reaction to occur, to quote: “[c]ognitive activity is a necessary precondition of emotion because to experience an emotion, people must comprehend … that their well-being is implicated in a transaction, for better or worse” (p. 124). To Lazarus, emotion by definition requires the presence of cognitive appraisal.

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