Emotions from a Bilingual Point of View: Personality and Emotional Intelligence in Relation to Perception and Expression of Emotions in the L1 and L2
Author: Katarzyna Ożańska-Ponikwia
Date Of Publication: Apr 2013
This book explores the relationship between immersion in a foreign language and its culture, and perception and expression of emotions in both the first and a foreign language. It looks at the perception and expression of emotions from different angles, including personality traits and emotional intelligence as important variables that might have an influence not only on one’s ability to perceive and express emotions in a foreign language, but also on self-perceived L2 proficiency in that language. It is the first study, to the best of our knowledge, that investigates such notions as personality, sociocultural competence, and emotional intelligence, as well as perception and expression of emotions in the L1 (Polish) and L2 (English), in relation to the immigrant context by using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The book will be of considerable interest to both students and scholars in the fields of second language acquisition, bilingualism, and applied linguistics.
Katarzyna Ożańska-Ponikwia is an Assistant Professor at the University of Bielsko-Biała. Her main research interests include bi- and multilingualism as well as the relationship between personality traits, emotional intelligence and perception/expression of emotions. She has published in international journals on the fields of bilingualism and second language acquisition.
“This highly original work sheds new light on the effects of immersion and L2 socialization on perception and expression of emotions in the L1 and L2. It also highlights the relationship between personality traits and self-perceived L2 proficiency, and perception and expression of emotions in both languages.”
– Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London
“This research represents a relatively new topic overall in Second Language Acquisition. The issues of emotions in relation to L2 constitute an original element which will certainly be of growing interest in the field. It joins the developing literature on L2 acquisition and emotion which has already demonstrated that knowledge of another language/s and socialisation into L2 culture brings cognitive changes in expression of emotions and impacts on thought and perception. Ożańska-Ponikwia uses an interdisciplinary approach from psychology and SLA to respond to the research questions posed. This research also adds to our knowledge about immersion in a foreign language and culture, ad personality and L2 knowledge which it is shown to have an effect on how emotions are perceived and expressed. It deals with the mutual relationship between L2 proficiency and personality and overall gives a more nuanced picture of acquisition through the lens of the role of emotions, dealing with multiple factors such as gender, time abroad, and their effect on the perception of L1 emotions. All of this is supported by interesting quantitative results.”
– Professor Vera Regan, Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes académiques, UCD School of Languages and Literatures
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