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German Major Serena Lückhoff presents at 2021 NeMLA Convention

German Major Serena Lückhoff presented her paper "Disembodied Cognition: Constructing a Barrier Between Language and Emotion" at the 2021 Virtual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). Serena, who is double-majoring in German and Cognitive Science, brought both disciplines together to look at how multilinguals' relationships with their native and non-native languages differ as a function of how they are acquired and represented. She looked at how emotion interacts with language: many bilinguals and multilinguals feel emotionally distant from their non-native languages, suggesting that affective systems are somehow inhibited during second language use. Congratulations to Serena on this outstanding achievement!

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