Vicariously experiencing the emotions of a character in a book brings readers closer to the storyline, but the way readers react to fictional emotions depends on the language they read it in. Research conducted at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Italy examined the empathetic power of reading in a native language. The findings, published in the journal Brain and Cognition, not only revealed how mother tongues evoked readers’ emotions, but also the limitations of a second language.Keep reading .... Read A Book In A Second Language To Avoid Emotion; Reading In Your Native Tongue Improves Empathy:
Friday, September 11, 2015
Read A Book In A Second Language To Avoid Emotion; Reading In Your Native Tongue Improves Empathy
Do you agree or disagree? How does this affect your reading in English? Does reading level or lived experience in the target language's culture make a difference?