LANGUAGE AND EMOTION lecture - Catalina Iricinschi Psych...

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Catalina Iricinschi Psych 3850 March 17. 2010 1
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Communicating  emotion   Understanding and expressing emotions Nonverbal: enhanced prosody in infant-directed speech (IDS);crying; Verbal: use of emotional language. What features of language convey emotional content? Affective prosody Words Beyond words Both language and emotions develop. The relationship between the two? What is the impact of language impairment to emotion processing? 2
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Prosody in affective IDS Infant-directed pitch (IDS) characterized by enhanced prosody . IDS is characterized by affective prosody (Monnot, Foley Infants prefer IDS to ADS (adult-directed speech). 18- and 32-week-old infants were tested for attention to IDS. 18-week olds attended more to high affect in speech. 32-week olds did not attend preferentially the high affect IDS. (Panneton et al. 2006) 3
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Emotion language in children Threatening and calling names first appear in children between the ages of two and three (F.L. Goodenough, 1931, 1959). Emotion studied in narrations of past events between mothers Predominantly negative emotions narrated.
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