NATIONAL R+D+I PLAN AIMED AT SOCIETY’S CHALLENGES

State Plan for Scientific, Technical and Innovation Research – 2017

Communication, emotion and identity in the acquisition and learning of Spanish as a second language

(Funded by: FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. Agencia Estatal de Investigación. Project FFI2017-83166-C2-1-R)

In its report of 22 May 2018, the European Commission published a report on the “Council recommendation on a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning of languages”. As well as urging Member States to increase investment in language training, it called for research into new forms of learning and support approaches and their application to improving teaching processes.

This project aims to build on recent findings, contributions and achievements in brain science to better understand the processes of second language acquisition and, in particular, to generate theoretical frameworks to guide teaching, support teachers and improve outcomes.

This is a coordinated project led by the Universidad de Alcalá, which is based on two fundamental axes: the expression of emotion and the construction of identity.

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Resonancia emocional SUBPROJECT Emotional resonance Emotional resonance in Spanish as second language Learn more Learn more Emotional resonance in Spanish as second language SUBPROJECT Emotional resonance Metasentimientos SUBPROJECT Meta-emotions Between the invisible borders of communication Learn more Learn more Between the invisible borders of communication SUBPROJECT Meta-emotions Atribución SUBPROJECT Affectivity and attribution Affectivity, attributional style and learning Spanish as a second language Learn more Learn more Affectivity, attributional style and learning Spanish as a second language SUBPROJECT Affectivity and attribution Teatro SUBPROJECT Theatre and communication Theatre: voice, emotion and identity Learn more Learn more Theatre: voice, emotion and identity SUBPROJECT Theatre and communication

MEtasentimientos Atribución teatro Emoción

Innovation, inspiration and knowledge

The LEIDE Group organizes congresses, provides specialized training and invites researchers from different fields of work. We will keep you informed of next events.

Oscar Wilde
“Passions about whose origin we deceived ourselves tyrannized most strongly over us. Our weakest motives were those of whose nature we were conscious”.
Oscar Wilde
Patricia Highsmith
“One just focuses a lot of emotions of a nasty kind on one person, and there you are, hating something or somebody”.
Patricia Highsmith
Friedrich Nietzche
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings: always darker, emptier and simpler”.
Friedrich Nietzche
Spinoza
“Everyone governs everything according to their own affections”.
Spinoza
Ralph W. Emerson
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”.
Ralph W. Emerson
Virginia Wolf
“I prefer where truth is important to write fiction”.
Virginia Wolf
William James
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome”.
William James
M. E. Seligman.
“Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think”.
M. E. Seligman
Winston S. Churchill
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”.
Winston S. Churchill
M.E. Seligman 2
“Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence”.
M.E. Seligman
Ludwig Wittgenstein
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Frederick Dodson
“Shift your attention, and your emotion shifts. Shift your emotion, and your attention shifts”.
Frederick Dodson
Judith Wright
“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place”.
Judith Wright
Eric Hoffer
“We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us”.
Eric Hoffer
Kenneth Goldsmith
“You can't show me a sentence, word, or phoneme that is meaningless; by its nature, language is packed with meaning and emotion”.
Kenneth Goldsmith
Amy Tan
“I am fascinated by language in daily life: the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth”.
Amy Tan
Elizabeth Bowen
“Language is a mixture of statement and evocation”.
Elizabeth Bowen
Charlemagne
“To have another language is to possess a second soul”.
Charlemagne
Chinese proverb
“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world”.
Chinese proverb
J.W. von Goethe
“He who knows no foreign languages know nothing of his own”.
J.W. von Goethe
Jules Michelet
“The most intimate temper of a people, its deepest soul, is above all in its language”.
Jules Michelet
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow”.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Charles Capps
“Words are the most powerful thing in the universe... Words are containers. They contain faith, or fear, and they produce after their kind”.
Charles Capps
Joseph Conrad
“My task which I am trying to achieve is by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see. That—and no more, and it is everything”.
Joseph Conrad
Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them!”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The LEIDE group

The LEIDE research group is made up of professors and researchers from the Universities of Alcalá, Salamanca, Alicante, País Vasco and Nebrija, the Instituto Cervantes and Alcalingua-UAH. It also has a large network of collaborators in many countries, all of them teachers of Spanish in different educational institutions.

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