• Question: Why do you think bilinguals feel that their second language is less emotional than their first?

    Asked by Emily Carroll to Wil on 15 Mar 2017.
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      Wilhelmiina Toivo answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      This is a really good question! We are trying to find it out at the moment 🙂 Previous research has suggested emotionality in a language depends on many things. For example, when you learnt it (if you learnt it as a child, it is usually more emotional), in what context did you learn it (if you learnt it at home, it’s probably more emotional than learning only at school), and how you use it at the moment.