A Man Of (Love) Letters
- Created: Friday, 07 April 2017 17:45
Jean-Marc Dewaele talks to Claudia Civinini about the power of emotions - and swear words
Love, anger, anxiety: this is not a summary of Wuthering Heights, but some of the key words on the publication list of Dr Jean-Marc Dewaele, professor of applied linguistics and multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. This quadrilingual Belgian-born academic has interests ranging from foreign language anxiety to code-switching. And one of his core interests is how we express a range of emotions, from love to anger, in another language. Given the significance that his research could have for teachers, the Gazette met him to chat about the power of emotions in the classroom.