Multilingualism, empathy and multicompetence

@article{Dewaele2012MultilingualismEA,
  title={Multilingualism, empathy and multicompetence},
  author={Jean‐Marc Dewaele and Li Wei},
  journal={International Journal of Multilingualism},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={352 - 366}
}
Abstract The present study investigates the link between multilingualism and the personality trait of cognitive empathy among 2158 mono- and multilinguals. Data were collected through an online questionnaire. Statistical analyses revealed that the knowledge of more languages was not linked to cognitive empathy. Bilingual upbringing and the experience of having lived abroad were equally unrelated to cognitive empathy. Gender and education level were linked to cognitive empathy. Most… 

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