Jean-Marc Dewaele

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jean-Marc Dewaele plays a role.


Book series



In this chapter, we first argue for the need to bridge the gap between positive psychology and task-based language teaching (TBLT) research and practice. We then call for more attention to the role of non-cognitive individual differences (IDs), positive emotions in particular, in task… read more
Cette étude de cas multiples vise à identifier les fluctuations des émotions de sept apprenants débutants dans cinq cours successifs de Français langue étrangère (FLE) en contexte universitaire. L’enseignant a utilisé une méthode d’apprentissage des langues axée sur l’engagement émotionnel des… read more
The present study investigates the effect of sociobiographical, emotional, attitudinal characteristics and teacher perceptions of 275 Kazakh secondary school pupils and 317 university students on their exam performance in Turkish as a foreign language (FL). Multiple regression analyses reveal… read more
This study investigates the impact of spending more than three years in an English environment on Saudi migrants’ metapragmatic judgments of Arabic L1 nonverbal greetings and their personality traits. Participants are 437 adults comprising three groups: Saudi L2 speakers of English in the UK,… read more
This mixed-methods study focuses on the effect of Study Abroad (SA) on the mental well-being of 33 Anglophone students who spent between four and twelve months in Francophone countries. It investigates the relationship between well-being and personality traits. Statistical analyses revealed no… read more
Highlights: Trust and mutual respect; encouraging scientific creativity; PhD as transformative process; physical, social and emotional balance; pride and humility, the right attitude at conferences and in papers; handling expectations; getting over “Kleenex” moments; dealing with critical… read more
Dewaele, Jean-Marc, Pernelle Lorette and Konstantinos V. Petrides 2019 Chapter 11. The effects of linguistic proficiency, Trait Emotional Intelligence and in-group advantage on emotion recognition by British and American English L1 usersEmotion in Discourse, Mackenzie, J. Lachlan and Laura Alba-Juez (eds.), pp. 279–300 | Chapter
This chapter focuses on individual differences in emotion recognition ability (ERA) of 150 British and 151 American first language (L1) users of English (151 females, 150 males). Individual differences in ERA have been linked to linguistic, cultural and psychological profiles of individuals. The… read more
The present exploratory study focuses on the effect of living outside the USA on the understanding of the meaning, the perceived offensiveness and the self-reported frequency of use of four English emotion-laden words of British origin and four English emotion-laden words of American origin among… read more
Dewaele, Jean-Marc 2017 Chapter 11. EpilogueAdvances in Swearing Research: New languages and new contexts, Beers Fägersten, Kristy and Karyn Stapleton (eds.), pp. 257–262 | Chapter
Tracy-Ventura, Nicole, Jean-Marc Dewaele, Zeynep Köylü and Kevin McManus 2016 Personality changes after the ‘year abroad’? A mixed-methods studyStudy Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education 1:1, pp. 107–127 | Article
This study utilizes a mixed-methods approach to investigate personality changes of British undergraduate students who spent their third year abroad in a French or Spanish-speaking country. Personality changes were measured quantitatively using the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ, Van… read more
This article focuses on individual differences in emotion recognition ability among 356 first language (L1) and 564 foreign language (LX) users of English. Recognizing emotions can be particularly challenging in LX contexts. Depending on their linguistic profile, individuals may interpret input… read more
Dewaele, Jean-Marc 2012 Variation in self-perceived proficiency in two 'local' and two foreign languages among Galician studentsThird Language Acquisition in Adulthood, Cabrelli, Jennifer, Suzanne Flynn and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 223–254 | Article
This contribution investigates interindividual variation in self-perceived proficiency ratings for speaking, listening, reading and writing of 122 Galician students in Spanish, Galician, English and French. The independent variables include family and school language(s), the number of languages… read more
Ożańska-Ponikwia, Katarzyna and Jean-Marc Dewaele 2012 Personality and L2 use: The advantage of being openminded and self-confident in an immigration contextEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 12 (2012), Roberts, Leah, Christina Lindqvist, Camilla Bardel and Niclas Abrahamsson (eds.), pp. 112–134 | Article
Researchers working on the effects of study abroad are always baffled by the huge individual differences in the development of a target language (TL) among students – who could be considered as temporary immigrants (Kinginger 2011; Regan et al. 2009). Researchers often speculate that these… read more
The present chapter describes the development of psycholinguistic research on crosslinguistic influence.  It focuses more specifically on key topics covered in the last decennia, how and when the discipline effectively branched out to frameworks not previously examined in CLI research, and the… read more
Dewaele, Jean-Marc 2009 Age effects on self-perceived communicative competence and language choice among adult multilingualsEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 9 (2009), Roberts, Leah, Georges Daniel Véronique, Anna Nilsson and Marion Tellier (eds.), pp. 245–268 | Article
The present study focuses on the effects of age of acquisition (AoA) on dependent variables that have been traditionally overlooked in research on age effects: (1) self-perceived communicative competence in speaking, comprehending, reading and writing; (2) language choice for emotional speech in… read more
Dewaele, Jean-Marc and Malcolm Edwards 2004 Tense/aspect, verb meaning and perception of emotional intensity by native and non-native users of EnglishEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 4 (2004), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Michael Sharwood Smith, Antonella Sorace and Mitsuhiko Ota (eds.), pp. 231–252 | Article
Dewaele, Jean-Marc 2002 Using sociostylistic variants in advanced French interlanguage: The case of nous/onEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 2 (2002), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Tanja Ruthenberg and Marie Louise Poschen (eds.), pp. 205–226 | Article
This study investigates the use of pronouns nous and a subgroup of on in a corpus of advanced oral and written French interlanguage produced by 32 Dutch L1 speakers. The subject nous + first person plural verb is characteristic of formal styles while on + third person singular verb is typical of… read more
Dewaele, Jean-Marc and Vera Regan 2001 The use of colloquial words in advanced French interlanguageEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 1 (2001), Foster-Cohen, Susan H. and Anna Nizegorodcew (eds.), pp. 51–67 | Article
This article addresses the issue of underrepresentation or avoidance of colloquial words in a cross-sectional corpus of advanced French interlanguage (IL) of 29 Dutch L1 speakers and in a longitudinal corpus of 6 Hiberno-Irish English L1 speakers compared with a control group of 6 native speakers… read more
Inter-individual variation in the use of direct interrogative structures (N = 450) is explored in a corpus of spoken native and non-native French. A quantitative analysis of the data reveals that while non-native speakers seem to avoid non-standard structures, they do not use more formal variants… read more
The analysis of a number of linguistic variables reflecting formality in the advanced oral French interlanguage of 27 Dutch-speaking students showed significant differences between male and female speakers. Female speakers were found to opt for a much more implicit and deictical speech style,… read more
Langue et pensée ont longtemps été considérées indissociables. La langue, pensait-on, déterminait la pensée de l'individu. Des études récentes en linguistique et en psycholinguistique suggèrent cependant que le lien entre langue et pensée est beaucoup plus nuancé que l'on imaginait. read more
Dewaele, Jean-Marc 1995 Style-shifting in oral interlanguage: Quantification and definitionThe Current State of Interlanguage: Studies in honor of William E. Rutherford, Eubank, Lynn, Larry Selinker and Michael Sharwood Smith (eds.), pp. 233 ff. | Article
Dans cet article nous analysons le modèle d’inspiration labovienne que Elaine Tarone a développé pour expliquer la variation dans l’interlangue. Le “Modèle du Caméléon” connaît un vif succès depuis les années quatre-vingts malgré un manque de preuves empiriques de ses hypothèses. La théorie de… read more
Dans cet article nous cherchons dans quelle mesure certains traits de la personnalité (en l'occurrence le degré d'extraversion) permettent d'expliquer des phénomènes de variation synchronique interindividuelle dans deux styles d'interlangue de nos 21 locuteurs néerlandopho nes parlant français.… read more