Innovations and Challenges in Language Learning Motivation

1st Edition

Zoltán Dörnyei​

March 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138599161 - CAT# K387742
Series: Innovations and Challenges in Applied Linguistics

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Innovations and Challenges in Language Learning Motivation provides a cutting-edge perspective on the latest challenges and innovations in language learning motivation, incorporating numerous examples and cases in mainstream psychology and in the field of second language acquisition. Drawing on over three decades of research experience as well as an extensive review of the latest psychological and SLA literature, Dörnyei provides an accessible overview both of established motivational principles and novel, as yet little researched topics, including:

  • key challenges concerning the notion of L2 motivation, from issues about the nature of motivation (e.g. trait, state or a process?) to questions surrounding unconscious versus conscious motivation, the motivational capacity of vision, and long-term motivation and persistence;
  • innovative psychological concepts such as mental time travel, ego depletion, psychological momentum and the dualistic model of passion;
  • highly practical classroom-specific challenges such as how learners can be engaged in view of all the modern distractions they face and how technological advances could be better integrated in teachers’ repertoires of motivational strategies.

This distinctive book from one of the key voices in the field will be essential reading for students in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, as well as language teachers and teacher educators.


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