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Attitudes, Orientations, and Motivations in Language Learning: Advances in Theory, Research, and Applications

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Attitudes, Orientations, and Motivations in Language Learning: Advances in Theory, Research, and Applications

Zoltan Dornyei (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-11116-4 April 2003 Wiley-Blackwell 220 Pages

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Motivation is one of the key learner characteristics that determine the rate and success of language learning. This volume addresses motivation in language learning - motives associated with certain features of the language, the language learner, and the learning situation.
  • Discusses and dissects the intriguingly complex characteristic of motivation in the process of language learning.
  • Explores recent developments and the most important research directions in the field, including a selection of data-based studies by some of the best-known motivation researchers.

1. Introduction
Zoltán Dörnyei

2. Attitudes, Orientations, and Motivations in Language Learning: Advances in Theory, Research, and Applications
Zoltán Dörnyei

3. Why Are You Learning a Second Language? Motivational Orientations and Self-Determination Theory (Language Learning, 2000, 50/1, 57-85)
Kimberly A. Noels, Luc G. Pelletier, Richard Clément and Robert J. Vallerand

4. The Role of Gender and Immersion in Communication and Second Language Orientations (Language Learning, 2000, 50/2, 311-341)
Susan C. Baker and Peter D. MacIntyre

5. Learning Spanish as a Second Language: Learners’ Orientations and Perceptions of Their Teachers' Communication Style (Language Learning, 2001, 51/1, 107-144)
Kimberly A. Noels

6. Sex and Age Effects on Willingness to Communicate, Anxiety, Perceived Competence, and L2 Motivation Among Junior High School French Immersion Students (Language Learning, 2002, 52/3, 537-564)
Peter D. MacIntyre, Susan C. Baker, Richard Clément and Leslie A. Donovan

7. Attitudes, Motivation, and Second Language Learning: A Meta-Analysis of Studies Conducted by Gardner and Associates (Language Learning, 2003, 53/1)
Anne-Marie Masgoret and Robert C. Gardner

"This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of motivational theories and recent research developments and directions, reporting on studies that represent the 'cutting-edge' in the field ... well-structured, well-written and well-edited." Language Awareness

  • Discusses and dissects the intriguingly complex characteristic of motivation in the process of language learning.
  • Explores recent developments and the most important research directions in the field, including a selection of data-based studies by some of the best-known motivation researchers.