Innovations and Challenges in Language Learning Motivation

1st Edition

Zoltán Dörnyei​

March 3, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 178 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 of these cutting-edge areas and covers novel topics that have not yet been addressed in L2 motivation research, such as:

• fundamental theoretical questions such as mental time travel, ego depletion, psychological momentum and passion, and how the temporal dimension of motivation can be made consistent with a learner attribute;

• key challenges concerning the notion of L2 motivation, ranging from issues about the nature of motivation (e.g. trait, state or a process?) and questions surrounding unconscious versus conscious motivation, the motivational capacity of vision, and long-term motivation and persistence;

• highly practical classroom-specific challenges such as 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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