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Western University

2013

Balanced Bilinguals

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Balanced Bilinguals' Unique Emotional Expressiveness, Maya Salloum Jul 2013

Balanced Bilinguals' Unique Emotional Expressiveness, Maya Salloum

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In the contemporary globalized world, with diverse situations of language contact emerging, bilingualism is taking on dynamic new forms, yielding a new kind of bilinguals: balanced. Adopting a stance of resistance to the monolingual bias and with a view to refining the frameworks applied to the study of bilinguals, this research examines how balanced bilinguals process and express their emotions in each of their languages. This is a qualitative study that incorporates narrative inquiry and uses the narratives and autobiographical memories of five balanced bilinguals, of different language pairs and age/gender groups to better understand how these balanced bilinguals ...