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The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series

Emotional Prosody Processing for Non-Native English Speakers

Towards An Integrative Emotion Paradigm

Authors: Bąk, Halszka Kinga

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  • Demonstrates a new, viable integrative paradigm for emotion research
  • Addresses emotional prosody in non-native English speakers in a communicative interpersonal context
  • Provides a contemporary account of the state of emotion processing research, including both anthropological and psychological approaches
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This volume provides the first systematic and data-driven exploration of English emotional prosody processing in the minds of non-native speakers of the language. Over the past few decades emotional prosody has attracted the interest of researchers from a variety of disciplines such as psychiatry, neuropsychology, psycholinguistics, and linguistics. Although a considerable collective body of empirical evidence exists regarding emotional prosody processing in native speakers of various languages, non-native speakers have been virtually ignored. This constitutes a knowledge gap of increasing relevance, as we approach 2050, the year when the global population of non-native speakers of English is estimated to overtake that of native speakers of the language.  This volume aims to fill this gap and provide insights into how emotions are processed on multiple levels while also presenting novel  methodological solutions. 


Crucially, Emotional Prosody Processing for Non-Native English Speakers: Towards an Integrative Emotion Paradigm  begins by providing a conceptual background of emotion research, and  then demonstrates a novel, workable, completely integrative paradigm for emotion research.  This integrative approach reconciles  theories such as the dimensional view of emotions, the standard basic emotions view, and the appraisal view of emotions.  Following this theoretical section is an empirical exploration of the topic: the volume explores those views via experimental tasks. The insight into overall processing  such a multiple-level approach allows a comprehensive answer to the question of how non native speakers of English process emotional prosody in their second language.  By  offering  a critical, data-driven, integrative approach to investigating emotions in the minds of non-native English speakers,  this volume is a significant and timely contribution to the literature on emotion prosody processing, bilingual research, and broadly understood emotion research. 


About the authors

Dr. Halszka Kinga Bąk received her PhD in 2015 from the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz in English and Cognition. Previously, she has received her MA in English, Experimental Pragmatics, and an MA in Russian Language, Pragmatics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotional Prosody Processing for Non-Native English Speakers
Book Subtitle
Towards An Integrative Emotion Paradigm
Authors
Series Title
The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44042-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44042-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44041-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82967-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 197
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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