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2011-12-06Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00351
The time course of emotion effects in first and second language processing
dc.contributor.authorConrad, Markus
dc.contributor.authorRecio, Guillermo
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Arthur M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T08:49:15Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T08:49:15Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-06none
dc.date.updated2019-10-11T15:25:25Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21768
dc.description.abstractTo investigate whether second language processing is characterized by the same sensitivity to the emotional content of language – as compared to native language processing – we conducted an EEG study manipulating word emotional valence in a visual lexical decision task. Two groups of late bilinguals – native speakers of German and Spanish with sufficient proficiency in their respective second language – performed each a German and a Spanish version of the task containing identical semantic material: translations of words in the two languages. In contrast to theoretical proposals assuming attenuated emotionality of second language processing, a highly similar pattern of results was obtained across L1 and L2 processing: event related potential waves generally reflected an early posterior negativity plus a late positive complex for words with positive or negative valence compared to neutral words regardless of the respective test language and its L1 or L2 status. These results suggest that the coupling between cognition and emotion does not qualitatively differ between L1 and L2 although latencies of respective effects differed about 50–100 ms. Only Spanish native speakers currently living in the L2 country showed no effects for negative as compared to neutral words presented in L2 – potentially reflecting a predominant positivity bias in second language processing when currently being exposed to a new culture.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY-NC 3.0) Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unportedger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
dc.subjectemotioneng
dc.subjectvisual word recognitioneng
dc.subjectbilingualseng
dc.subjectsecond language processingeng
dc.subjectERPseng
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologienone
dc.titleThe time course of emotion effects in first and second language processingnone
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleA cross cultural ERP study with German–Spanish bilingualsnone
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21768-6
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00351none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/21014
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleFrontiers in psychologynone
local.edoc.pages16none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameFrontiers Research Foundationnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeLausannenone
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dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber351
dc.identifier.eissn1664-1078

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