This research is intended to demonstrate that bilingual speakers exhibit nonverbal behavior and emotional expressions that affect their ability to communicate in their intended manner. I argue that these changes are linked to the emotional ties to experiences in those languages. The nonverbal traits that appear when bilingual speakers share personal narratives in different languages are measured through facial recognition and emotion sensory software for evidentiary support in establishing intent versus actual self-presentation. New methods of self-analysis are discussed and utilized to determine if the speakers are inherently aware of these changes or can notice them through cross linguistic self-analyses.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Webb, Sarah Marie, "The Emotional Effects of Life Experience on Bilingual Speakers' Nonverbal Communications" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 6695.
communications, bilingual, discourse, self-analysis, emotion, identity