Emotionality in a second language: It's a matter of time

@article{Opitz2012EmotionalityIA,
  title={Emotionality in a second language: It's a matter of time},
  author={B. Opitz and J. Degner},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50},
  pages={1961-1967}
}
The present study investigated the well acknowledged phenomenon of a different sense of emotionality in a person's first (L1) and second language (L2). Event-related potentials were recorded during the reading of pleasant, unpleasant and neutral words in L1 and L2. Enhanced processing of both emotional compared to neutral words was reflected in an amplified early posterior negativity (EPN) about 280-430 ms after word onset. While the EPN did not differ in amplitude between L1 and L2, it was… Expand
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