Emotional Associations of Words in L1 and L2 in Bilinguals

  • Mónica Rosselli
  • Idaly Vélez-Uribe
  • Alfredo Ardila
Part of the The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series book series (BMBBS)


This chapter presents a summary of the investigation on the emotional association of words in the first (L1) and the second (L2) language of bilingual speakers. It has been observed that the emotional associations of these words can differ for the L1 and the L2. To measure the emotional value of these words in bilinguals, researchers have used different research approaches such as clinical, introspective, cognitive, autonomic, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging. Through the chapter these approaches are described and analyzed.


Age of acquisition Emotional value Valence Sequential bilinguals Simultaneous bilinguals Emotional dissociation Emotion–memory effect Skin conductance response 



Our most sincere gratitude to Deven Christopher for her editorial support and valuable suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mónica Rosselli
    • 1
  • Idaly Vélez-Uribe
    • 2
  • Alfredo Ardila
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFlorida Atlantic UniversityDavieUSA
  2. 2.Florida Atlantic UniversityDavieUSA
  3. 3.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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