Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2010.544865
Title: Perceiving verbal and vocal emotions in a second language
Authors: Min, C.S.
Schirmer, A. 
Keywords: Bilingualism
Emotion
Prosody
Speech
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Min, C.S.,Schirmer, A. (2011). Perceiving verbal and vocal emotions in a second language. Cognition and Emotion 25 (8) : 1376-1392. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2010.544865
Abstract: Emotional inferences from speech require the integration of verbal and vocal emotional expressions. We asked whether this integration is comparable when listeners are exposed to their native language and when they listen to a language learned later in life. To this end, we presented native and nonnative listeners with positive, neutral and negative words that were spoken with a happy, neutral or sad tone of voice. In two separate tasks, participants judged word valence and ignored tone of voice or judged emotional tone of voice and ignored word valence. While native listeners outperformed nonnative listeners in the word valence task, performance was comparable in the voice task. More importantly, both native and non-native listeners responded faster and more accurately when verbal and vocal emotional expressions were congruent as compared to when they were incongruent. Given that the size of the latter effect did not differ as a function of language proficiency, one can conclude that the integration of verbal and vocal emotional expressions occurs as readily in one's second language as it does in one's native language. © 2011 Psychology Press.
Source Title: Cognition and Emotion
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49926
ISSN: 02699931
DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2010.544865
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

7
checked on Dec 5, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

6
checked on Nov 2, 2017

Page view(s)

54
checked on Dec 9, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.