Bilingualism and identity: a case study on the relationship between language and feelings

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https://doi.org/10.4995/rlyla.2016.4424

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Bilingual bicultural subjects, emotions, bilingualism, mental representations

Abstract

The present study analyses the current connection between language, culture and emotions in bilingual bicultural subjects. A pilot study is set to demonstrate the validity of the hypothesis that the subjects express different feelings in their own language compared to other languages. The results suggest that the mental images for the same signifier are different according to the language in which it is evoked.

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Jessica Pérez-Luzardo Díaz, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Contratado Doctor - Departamento de Filología Moderna

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2016-07-15

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