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Complexity in Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation

Complexity in Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation Author Richard J. Sampson
ISBN-10 9781783095902
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 243
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This book explores how complex systems theory can contribute to the understanding of classroom language learner motivation through an extended examination of one particular, situated research project. Working from the lived experience of the participants, the study describes how action research methods were used to explore the dynamic conditions operating in a foreign language classroom in Japan. The book draws attention to the highly personalised and individual, yet equally co-formed nature of classroom foreign language learning motivation and to the importance of agency and emotions in language learning. It presents an extended illustration of the applicability of complex systems theory for research design and process in SLA and its narrative approach shines light upon the evolving nature of research and role of the researcher. The study will be a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students interested in classroom language teaching and learning, especially those with a focus on motivation among learners.



Language Learning Motivation in Japan

Language Learning Motivation in Japan Author Matthew T. Apple
ISBN-10 9781783090501
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 326
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This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context covering topics such as the issues of cultural identity, demotivation, language communities, positive psychology, possible L2 selves and internationalisation within a key EFL context. The studies examine L2 motivation in primary, secondary and tertiary education utilising a wide variety of research methodologies to do so.



Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom

Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom Author Zoltan Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9780521790291
Release 2001-09-27
Pages 155
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When trying to explain any success or failure in second language (L2) learning, the term 'motivation' is often used by teachers and students alike. Indeed, motivation is one of the key learner factors that determines the rate and success of L2 attainment: it provides the primary impetus to initiate learning the L2 and later the driving force to sustain the long learning process. Without sufficient motivation, even individuals with the most remarkable abilities cannot accomplish long-term goals. This book takes a practical approach to teaching motivational strategies in the language classroom, and gives the teacher strategies that they can use to motivate language learners.



Identity Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning

Identity  Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning Author Garold Murray
ISBN-10 9781847693723
Release 2011
Pages 266
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"Through the use of qualitative research methods, the authors explore the complex, contingent and dynamic nature of motivation, identity and autonomy --- both for language learners and teachers --- in many different parts of the world. Importantly, they also look for relationships among the three constructs. This is precisely the integrative approach that should be encouraged as we seek to understand the lived experience of individuals."---Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA --



International Perspectives on Motivation

International Perspectives on Motivation Author E. Ushioda
ISBN-10 9781137000873
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 244
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Bringing together motivation-related practical concerns and debates from diverse international contexts and educational settings where English is learned, this book shows how locally produced insights and issues can have wider global significance, resonating with the experiences and concerns of English teachers and learners across the world.



Motivation Language Identity and the L2 Self

Motivation  Language Identity and the L2 Self Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 1847696759
Release 2009-01-12
Pages 352
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Due to its theoretical and educational significance within the language learning process, the study of L2 motivation has been an important area of second language acquisition research for several decades. Over the last few years L2 motivation research has taken an exciting new turn by focusing increasingly on the language learner’s situated identity and various self-perceptions. As a result, the concept of L2 motivation is currently in the process of being radically reconceptualised and re-theorised in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity. With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume brings together the first comprehensive anthology of key conceptual and empirical papers that mark this important paradigmatic shift.



Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning

Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781783092581
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 456
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This landmark volume offers a collection of conceptual papers and empirical research studies that investigate the dynamics of language learning motivation from a complex dynamic systems perspective. The contributors include some of the most well-established scholars from three continents, all addressing the question of how we can understand motivation if we perceive it as continuously changing and evolving rather than as a fixed learner trait. The data-based studies also provide useful research models and templates for graduate students and scholars in the fields of applied linguistics and SLA who are interested in engaging with the intriguing area of examining language learning in a dynamic vein.



Language Learning Motivation in Japan

Language Learning Motivation in Japan Author Matthew T. Apple
ISBN-10 9781783090501
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 326
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This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context covering topics such as the issues of cultural identity, demotivation, language communities, positive psychology, possible L2 selves and internationalisation within a key EFL context. The studies examine L2 motivation in primary, secondary and tertiary education utilising a wide variety of research methodologies to do so.



Second Language Teaching and Learning with Technology Views of Emergent Researchers

Second Language Teaching and Learning with Technology  Views of Emergent Researchers Author Linda Bradley
ISBN-10 9781908416001
Release 2011
Pages 217
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Positive Psychology in SLA

Positive Psychology in SLA Author Dr. Peter D. MacIntyre
ISBN-10 9781783095377
Release 2016-04-20
Pages 398
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Positive psychology is the scientific study of how human beings prosper and thrive. This is the first book in SLA dedicated to theories in positive psychology and their implications for language teaching, learning and communication. Chapters examine the characteristics of individuals, contexts and relationships that facilitate learning: positive emotional states such as love, enjoyment and flow, and character traits such as empathy, hardiness and perseverance. The contributors present several innovative teaching ideas to bring out these characteristics among learners. The collection thus blends new teaching techniques with cutting-edge theory and empirical research undertaken using qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches. It will be of interest to SLA researchers, graduate students, trainee and experienced teachers who wish to learn more about language learning psychology, individual differences, learner characteristics and new classroom practices.



Writing in Foreign Language Contexts

Writing in Foreign Language Contexts Author Rosa Manchón
ISBN-10 9781847691835
Release 2009
Pages 301
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This book represents the most comprehensive account to date of foreign language writing. Its basic aim is to reflect critically on where the field is now and where it needs to go next in the exploration of foreign language writing at the levels of theory, research, and pedagogy.



Foreign Language Education in Japan

Foreign Language Education in Japan Author Sachiko Horiguchi
ISBN-10 9789463003254
Release 2015-12-23
Pages 192
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Language education is a highly contested arena within any nation and one that arouses an array of sentiments and identity conflicts. What languages, or what varieties of a language, are to be taught and learned, and how? By whom, for whom, for what purposes and in what contexts? Such questions concern not only policy makers but also teachers, parents, students, as well as businesspeople, politicians, and other social actors. For Japan, a nation state with ideologies of national identity strongly tied to language, these issues have long been of particular concern. This volume presents the cacophony of voices in the field of language education in contemporary Japan, with its focus on English language education. It explores the complex and intricate relationships between the “local” and the “global,” and more specifically the links between the levels of policy, educational institutions, classrooms, and the individual. In the much-contested field of foreign language teaching in Japan, this book takes the reader directly to the places that really matter. With the help of expert guides in the fields of anthropology, sociology and linguistics, we are invited to join a vital discussion about the potentially revolutionary implications of the Japanese government’s policy of teaching Japanese citizens to not only passively engage with written English texts but to actually use English as a means of global communication.” – Robert Aspinall, PhD (Oxford), Professor, Faculty of Economics, Department of Social Systems, Shiga University, Japan This insightful book about language education involves different disciplines using ethnographic methods. Both ‘native’ and ‘non-native’ speakers of Japanese (or English) collaboratively examine two different types of qualitative approaches in Japan – the positivistic and the processual. This is a must-have book for researchers and educators of language who are interested in not only Japan but also language education generally.” – Shinji Sato, PhD (Columbia), Director of the Japanese Language Program, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, USA.



Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Instructed Second Language Acquisition Author Rod Ellis
ISBN-10 079031374X
Release 2006
Pages 72
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Motivation and Second Language Acquisition

Motivation and Second Language Acquisition Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9780824824587
Release 2001
Pages 499
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This volume - the second in this series concerned with motivation and foreign language learning - includes papers presented at a colloquium on second language motivation at the American Association for Applied Linguistics as well as a number of specially commissioned surveys.



Multiple Perspectives on the Self in SLA

Multiple Perspectives on the Self in SLA Author Sarah Mercer
ISBN-10 9781783091355
Release 2014-01-29
Pages 200
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This collection of papers brings together a diverse range of conceptualisations of the self in the domain of second language acquisition and foreign language learning. The volume attempts to unite a fragmented field and provides a thorough overview of the ways in which the self can be conceptualised in SLA contexts.



In other words

In other words Author Ellen Bialystok
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026896590
Release 1994
Pages 246
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More than five thousand languages are currently spoken around the globe. Learning to speak one of them is virtually effortless for most of us, so why is it commonly so difficult to learn a second language? Unraveling this mystery, two top researchers in the field explain how language acquisition can be an odyssey of self-discovery.



Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079723287
Release 2009
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