Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning

Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning

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.

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092581

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Motivation Language Attitudes and Globalisation

Motivation  Language Attitudes and Globalisation

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.

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853598852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning

The motivational foundation of learning languages other than global English:
Theoretical issues and research directions. The Modern Language Journal,
101,455–468. Dörnyei, Z., & Csizér, K. (2002). Some dynamics of language
attitudes ...

Author: Martin Lamb

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030283803

Category: Education

Page: 697

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This handbook offers an authoritative, one-stop reference work for the dynamic and expanding field of language learning motivation. The 32 chapters have been specially commissioned from the field’s most influential researchers and writers. Together they present a compelling picture of the motivations people have for learning languages, the diverse ways we can research motivation, and the implications for promoting and sustaining learners’ motivation. The first section outlines the main theoretical approaches to language learning motivation; the next section presents ways in which motivation theory has been applied in practice; the third section showcases examples of motivation research in particular contexts and with particular types of language learners; and the final section describes the exciting directions that contemporary research is taking, promising important new insights for academics and practitioners alike.
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The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Learner archetypes and signature dynamics in the language classroom: A
retrodictive qualitative modelling approach to studying L2 motivation. In Z.
Dörnyei, P. D. MacIntyre, & A. Henry (Eds.), Motivational dynamics in language
learning (pp.

Author: Shawn Loewen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317386759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 602

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The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes: (1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of cutting edge issues; (2) share the authors’ understanding of, and approaches to, the issues; and (3) provide direct links between research and practice. In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers, and teacher-educators who are interested in second language learning and teaching. .
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Age and the Rate of Foreign Language Learning

Age and the Rate of Foreign Language Learning

These early experiences seem to have a positive effect on the attitudes and
motivation of the children, even if the ... This unique situation opened up the
possibility of a systematic study of the dynamics of language learning motivation
over time ...

Author: Carmen Muñoz

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853598913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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This book examines the various ways in which age affects the process and the product of foreign language learning in a school setting. It presents studies that cover a wide range of topics, from phonetics to learning strategies. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in SLA research, language planning and language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Secondary Education Issues and Challenges

Secondary Education Issues and Challenges

Motivational dynamics, language attitudes and language globalisation: A
Hungarian perspective. Clevedon: Multilingual ... Social psychology and second
language learning: The role of attitudes and motivation. London: Edward Arnold.

Author: Hans V. Knudsen

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1604560886

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Secondary education is the final stage of compulsory education, preceded by primary education and followed by higher education. It is characterised by transition from the typically compulsory, comprehensive primary education for minors to the optional, selective tertiary, 'post-secondary', or 'higher' education (e.g., university, vocational school) for adults. Depending on the system, schools for this period or a part of it may be called secondary schools, high schools, gymnasiums, lyceums, middle schools, colleges, vocational schools and preparatory schools, and the exact meaning of any of these varies between the systems. The exact boundary between primary and secondary education varies from country to country and even within them, but is generally around the fifth to the tenth year of education. Secondary education occurs mainly during the teenage years. In the United States and Canada primary and secondary education together are sometimes referred to as K-12 education. The purpose of secondary education can be to give common knowledge, to prepare for either higher education or vocational education, or to train directly for a profession. This new book presents the latest research in the field.
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Teaching and Researching Motivation

Teaching and Researching  Motivation

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 ...

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317862826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Motivation and Second Language Acquisition

Motivation and Second Language Acquisition

To start with, we consider it a significant step in research on motivation in second
and foreign language learning that ... interpretative approaches are very well
suited to the investigation of motivational dynamics and motivational thinking and
 ...

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei

Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr

ISBN: 9780824824587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Learners Stories

Learners  Stories

Difference and Diversity in Language Learning Phil Benson, David Nunan. 3.
Affect. in. lifelong. learning: Exploring. L2. motivation. as. a. dynamic. process.
Amel Shoaib and Zoltan Dornyei The study reported in this paper addresses a
largely ...

Author: Phil Benson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521849388

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 174

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This volume is a collection of nine original papers exploring dimensions of individual difference in language learning from narrative and biographical perspectives. This volume is a collection of nine original papers exploring dimensions of individual difference in language learning from narrative and biographical perspectives. Topics covered include motivation, emotion, age, learning strategies and beliefs, identity and the influence of classroom, distance and self-instructional settings. The authors use a variety of research methods to investigate learners' experiences of these aspects of the learning process. Among the countries represented in the research are Australia, Bahrain, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States. The studies will be of interest to teachers, teachers-in-preparation, teacher educators and researchers.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

De Bot, K., Lowie, W. and Verspoor, M. (2007) aA dynamic systems theory to
second language acquisition«, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 10: 7¥21.
Dörnyei, Z. (1994) aUnderstanding L2 motivation: On with the challenge«, The ...

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136235535

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Language Learning Motivation in Japan

Language Learning Motivation in Japan

15 Understanding Motivational Evolution in the EFL Classroom: A Longitudinal
Study from a Dynamic Systems Perspective Ryo Nitta Second language (L2)
classrooms are complex and dynamic spaces, where various agents (e.g.
teachers ...

Author: Matthew T. Apple

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783090501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

TESOL A Guide

TESOL  A Guide

Dörnyei, Z. and Csizér, K. (1998), Ten commandments for motivating language
learners: Results of an empirical study. Language Teaching Research, 2, 203–29
. —(2002), Some dynamics of language attitudes and motivation: Results of a ...

Author: Jun Liu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441127136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book serves as a comprehensive reference resource for current and prospective English language teachers, students of TESOL, academics, and other professionals working within the field of Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL). As an essential single-volume resource, TESOL: A Guide explores TESOL in three dimensions: as a profession, as a field of study, and as an international association. In doing so, it offers a thorough summary of themes and issue relevant to TESOL's multiple dimensions, including a practical overview of the TESOL profession and a compendium of current TESOL research topics and methodologies. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of TESOL International Association, a key section of the book highlights the development of this association and features the reflections of several previous TESOL International Association presidents. Readers will also appreciate the extensive glossary and appendix of TESOL resources, both of which are designed to comprise a valuable and manageable guide for newcomers to the field, as well as for developing practitioners and researchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Young Language Learners Motivation and Attitudes

Young Language Learners  Motivation and Attitudes

Nevertheless, reflecting learners' motivational trajectory, those changes that
could be identified show a small downward trend, and it is possible that this is the
... Obviously, language attitudes are a dynamic concept just as motivation is.

Author: Sybille Heinzmann

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441157836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Taking three different perspectives, this book looks at primary school children's language learning motivation and language attitudes. In adopting a longitudinal perspective, the book fills a research gap and provides a macro-level analysis of motivational development over time. It reveals a surprising amount of stability in primary school children's motivational and attitudinal development. The comparative perspective looks at the learners' affective dispositions with regard to English (theorized as a 'global language') and French (theorized as a 'national language'). The comparisons between global language and national language are relevant across the world, especially in situations where instruction in languages other than English struggles to get attention. The results reveal sizeable differences between the two languages, with children being substantially more motivated to learn English than to learn French. Finally, the explanatory section identifies key antecedents of the learners' motivational and attitudinal dispositions - and thereby opens up paths for intervention relevant for those working in the field of language instruction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Learner Strategies Oxford Applied Linguistics

Language Learner Strategies   Oxford Applied Linguistics

The Psychology of the Language Learner: Individual Differences inSecond
Language Acquisition. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Dörnyei, Z. and K.Csizér. 2002. '
Some dynamics of language attitudeand motivation: Results of a longitudinal ...

Author: A. D. Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194423052

Category: Study Aids

Page: 344

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Provides a unique and timely re-examination of key issues such as strategies in context, strategy instruction, and strategy research methods by numerous experts in the field. Offers an invaluable overview of what is known from empirical research about listening, reading, speaking, writing, vocabulary, and grammar strategies. Proposes a clear and focused research agenda for the next decades. Research into language learner strategies has the fundamental goal of improving the teaching and learning of second languages. This book explores the notion that the reason some learners of second languages excel and others struggle lies in what the learners themselves do-the strategies they bring to language learning and to language use.
Categories: Study Aids

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

One limitation of this research is that it is solely focused on learners who are
enrolled in formal language classes. Thus, most of the ... Comparisons across HL
groups also provide insight into motivational dynamics that are culturally specific.

Author: Katy Arnett

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783090327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Capitalizing on Language Learners Individuality

Capitalizing on Language Learners  Individuality

A contemporary view of motivation assigns a pivotal role to both the social nature
of learning and the learner's imagination. The sociolinguistic notions of self and
identity are key components in a dynamic motivational paradigm where ...

Author: Tammy Gregersen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783091201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book closes the gap between theory and classroom application by capitalizing on learners’ individuality in second or foreign language learning. The book examines the existing literature and theoretical underpinnings of each of the most prominent learner characteristics including anxiety, beliefs, cognitive abilities, motivation, strategies, styles and willingness to communicate. This strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of activities that are suggested at the end of each chapter, arms the reader with ideas to conquer the problems created by negative affect and to capitalize on positive, facilitative emotions. The tasks are unrestricted by language and can be modified for use with technology, emergent learners and large classes, making this book a useful resource for both in-service teachers and pre-service teachers in university language teacher education programs.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom

Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom

CAMBRIDGE LANGUAGE TEACHING LIBRARY A series covering central issues
in language teaching and learning, ... Michael McCarthy Discourse and
Language Education by Evelyn Hatch The Dynamics of the Language Classroom
by Ian ...

Author: Zoltan Dörnyei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521790291

Category: Education

Page: 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.
Categories: Education

Interpersonal Dynamics in Second Language Education

Interpersonal Dynamics in Second Language Education

In this book, Madeline Ehrman and Zoltan Dornyei demonstrate how concepts from clinical and social psychology can help linguists and teachers understand the conditions which make second language learning more or less effective.

Author: Madeline E. Ehrman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106013833592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

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In this book, Madeline Ehrman and Zoltan Dornyei demonstrate how concepts from clinical and social psychology can help linguists and teachers understand the conditions which make second language learning more or less effective. In particular, the authors show how unconscious `scripts' can cause unproductive conflict, demotivation and eventual aversion to language learning. Moreover, the text shows how learning can be facilitated by appropriate use of interpersonal dynamics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lessons from Good Language Learners

Lessons from Good Language Learners

In the language learner motivation field, there has been a tendency to conflate
the intrinsic/extrinsic distinction with the ... Thus, while its self-sustaining dynamic
may make intrinsic motivation an optimal form of learning motivation, we should ...

Author: Carol Griffiths

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521718141

Category: Education

Page: 324

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This edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the area of sucessful language learning strategies and reviews the literature and research on this subject to date. The book provides a reference base, addresses theoretical issues and considers pedagogical implications. It identifies gaps in our current understanding and suggests useful research initiatives and it considers how all of this relates to successful language learning by unique individuals in a variety of situations. The book is divided into 2 sections: the first deals with learner variables and has chapters on such topics as age, culture, motivation, personality and aptitude. The second covers learning variables such as vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading and listening. The writers include many well-established names such as Anna Chamot, Paul Nation and Andrew Cohen as well as some of the best representatives of the new generation of applied linguists.
Categories: Education