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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.



Motivation Language Identity and the L2 Self

Motivation  Language Identity and the L2 Self Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781847691279
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 364
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With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive anthology of conceptual and empirical papers describing the latest developments in L2 motivation research that involves the reframing of motivation in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity.



Motivation language identity and the L2 self

Motivation  language identity and the L2 self Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078780213
Release 2009-01-15
Pages 364
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With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive anthology of conceptual and empirical papers describing the latest developments in L2 motivation research that involves the reframing of motivation in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity.



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.



Teaching and Researching Motivation

Teaching and Researching  Motivation Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781317862826
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 344
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Cultivating motivation is crucial to a language learner's success - and therefore crucial for the language teacher and researcher to understand. This fully revised edition of a groundbreaking work reflects the dramatic changes the field of motivation research has undergone in recent years, including the impact of language globalisation and various dynamic and relational research methodologies, and offers ways in which this research can be put to practical use in the classroom and in research. Key new features and material: · A brand new chapter on current socio-dynamic and complex systems perspectives · New approaches to motivating students based on the L2 Motivational Self System · Illustrative summaries of qualitative and mixed methods studies · Samples of new self-related motivation measures Providing a clear and comprehensive theory-driven account of motivation, Teaching and Researching Motivation examines how theoretical insights can be used in everyday teaching practice, and offers practical tips. The final section provides a range of useful resources, including relevant websites, key reference works and tried and tested example questionnaires. Written in an accessible style and illustrated with concrete examples, it is an invaluable resource for teachers and researchers alike.



Identity Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning

Identity  Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning Author Dr. Garold Murray
ISBN-10 1847694985
Release 2011-04-14
Pages 280
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In this volume researchers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America employ a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches in their exploration of the links between identity, motivation, and autonomy in language learning. On a conceptual level the authors explore issues related to agency, metacognition, imagination, beliefs, and self. The book also addresses practice in classroom, self-access, and distance education contexts, considering topics such as teachers’ views on motivation, plurilingual learning, sustaining motivation in distance education, pop culture and gaming, study abroad, and the role of agency and identity in the motivation of pre-service teachers. The book concludes with a discussion of how an approach which sees identity, motivation, and autonomy as interrelated constructs has the potential to inform theory, practice and future research directions in the field of language teaching and learning.



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.



The Psychology of the Language Learner

The Psychology of the Language Learner Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781135704780
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 288
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Research results over the past decades have consistently demonstrated that a key reason why many second language learners fail--while some learners do better with less effort--lies in various learner attributes such as personality traits, motivation, or language aptitude. In psychology, these attributes have traditionally been called "individual differences." The scope of individual learner differences is broad--ranging from creativity to learner styles and anxiety--yet there is no current, comprehensive, and unified volume that provides an overview of the considerable amount of research conducted on various language learner differences, until now. Each chapter in this new volume focuses on a different individual difference variable. Besides a review of the relevant second language literature, Zoltán Dörnyei presents a concise overview of the psychological research involving each topic. A key concern for the author has been to define the various learner factors as measurable constructs and therefore the discussion includes a summary of the most famous tests and questionnaires in each domain. A wide range of readers will benefit from this book--students in linguistics, applied linguistics, modern languages, and psychology programs; second language teachers participating in in-service training courses; and researchers in second language acquisition and psychology.



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.



Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition Author Vivian Cook
ISBN-10 9781783091805
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 168
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This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research. Each chapter comprises an introductory discussion of the issues involved and suggestions for further reading and study. The reader is asked to consider the issues based on their own experiences, thus allowing them to compare their own intuitions and experiences with established research findings and gain an understanding of methodology. The topics are treated independently so that they can be read in any order that interests the reader.



The Impact of Self Concept on Language Learning

The Impact of Self Concept on Language Learning Author Kata Csizér
ISBN-10 9781783092390
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 400
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This edited volume seeks to highlight the effects of self-concept on L2 learning and teaching by considering a wide range of theories as well as their practical application. The book is divided into four sections and includes: chapters discussing various approaches related to self-concept; empirical studies related to the selves of the learners; research from teachers’ perspectives on students' self-concept; and L2 motivational intervention studies associated with the development of self-concept of language learners. The volume contains a collection of studies from around the world (Central Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia) which were carried out using a variety of research methods and have a range of foci including adult and young learners, public and private education, foreign and second language settings, and teacher and learner motivation.



Motivation Language Attitudes and Globalisation

Motivation  Language Attitudes and Globalisation Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781853598852
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 205
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This volume presents the results of the largest ever language attitude/motivation survey, involving over 13,000 teenage language learners in Hungary on three successive occasions: in 1993, 1999 and 2004. The results are not confined to the European environment but have wider implications concerning attitude change, motivational dynamics and language globalisation.



Motivational Currents in Language Learning

Motivational Currents in Language Learning Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781317679240
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 222
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Building on Zoltán Dörnyei’s authoritative work in the field of learner motivation, this book introduces a new conceptualization—Directed Motivational Currents (DMCs)—and sets out the defining aspects of what they are, what they are not, and how they are related to language learning motivation. Going beyond focused behavior in a single activity, DMCs concern intensive long-term motivation. The distinctive feature of the theory is that it views motivation not simply as a springboard for action but also as a uniquely self-renewing and sustainable process. It is this energizing capacity which distinguishes DMCs from almost every other motivational construct described in the research literature. Motivational Currents in Language Learning offers new insights, valuable both to motivation researchers and classroom practitioners. The accessible style, along with plentiful illustrations and practical suggestions for promoting sustained learning, invite readers to think about motivation in a different way. Highly relevant for language teachers, teachers-in-training, teacher educators, and researchers in TESOL and applied linguistics, the book explains how the DMC construct can be integrated into course structures and teaching methodologies, and encourages teachers to try out novel methods for harnessing motivational power in classroom settings.



Motivating Learning

Motivating Learning Author Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN-10 9781317861416
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 320
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Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei present a new theory of motivation centred around the notion of the " ̃Ideal Future Language Self", arguing that if students have a rich and inspiring vision of themselves as successful future language learners and users, they will be motivated to work hard to actualise the vision and become that learner. This book: - integrates the latest research in language teaching with innovative classroom practice - offers suggestions on how the various components of the theory could be structured into a teaching sequence - includes a variety of imaginative classroom activities designed to aid both student and teacher in creating and actualising the Ideal Self through visualisation, goal setting, task identification and planning, and a selection of appropriate learning strategies. - shows how teachers can undertake motivation-related research in their own classrooms. This is an ideal guide to and activity book for the theory and practice of motivation in language learning for students and teachers alike.



Emerging Self identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning

Emerging Self identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning Author Masuko Miyahara
ISBN-10 9781783093816
Release 2015-07
Pages 216
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This book uses a narrative-oriented approach to shed light on the processes of identity construction among Japanese university students of English. It offers a unique perspective on the role of experience, emotions, social and environmental affordances in shaping their personal orientations to English and self-perceptions as English learner-users.



Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning Author Janusz Arabski
ISBN-10 3642202012
Release 2011-08-27
Pages 292
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In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.



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.