Identity, motivation and autonomy in language learning / edited by Garold Murray, Xuesong (Andy) Gao and Terry Lamb
- Exploring links between identity, motivation and autonomy / Xuesong Gao and Terry Lamb -- Motivating learners to speak as themselves / Ema Ushioda -- Joining forces for synergy : agency and metacognition as interrelated theoretical perspectives on learner autonomy / Xuesong Gao and Lawrence Jun Zhang -- Emerging selves, language learning and motivation through the lens of chaos / Liliane Assis Sade -- Identity, motivation and autonomy in second language acquisition from the perspective of complex adaptive systems / Vera Lúcia Menezes De Oliveira E Paiva -- Imagination, metacognition and the L2 self in a self-access learning environment / Garold Murray -- Identity, motivation and plurilingualism in self-access centers / E. Desirée Castillo Zaragoza -- 'Why am I doing this?' : maintaining motivation in distance language learning / Linda Murphy -- Beliefs, identity and motivation in implementing autonomy : the teacher's perspective / Hayo Reinders and Noemí Lázaro -- Identity, motivation and autonomy : a tale of two cities / Alice Chik and Stephan Breidbach -- Natural talent, natural acquisition and abroad : learner attributions of agency in language learning / Stephen Ryan and Sarah Mercer -- Future selves, motivation and autonomy in long-term EFL learning trajectories / Martin Lamb -- 'Failing' to achieve autonomy in English for medical purposes / Diane Malcolm -- Crucial but neglected : English as a foreign language teachers' perspectives on learner motivation / Neil Cowie and Keiko Sakui -- A dynamic account of autonomy, agency and identity in (T)EFL learning / Jing Huang -- Identity motivation and autonomy : stretching our boundaries / Garold Murray.
- 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. --
"Through the use of qualitative research methods, the authors explore the complex, contingent and dynamic nature of motivation, identity and autonomy --- both for language learners and teachers --- in many different parts of the world. Importantly, they also look for relationships among the three constructs. This is precisely the integrative approach that should be encouraged as we seek to understand the lived experience of individuals."---Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA --
"There is no doubt that identity, motivation and autonomy are closely related concepts, yet this link has typically been underrepresented in the literature. This rich collection of papers offers to redress this by examining how the language learner's agency, will and self interact in a wide range of cultures and contexts, and how they jointly shape learner behaviour and classroom practices. A particular strength of the anthology is that it offers a good balance of discussions of the latest theoretical approaches and data-based investigations in which we can hear the voices of real learners in real classrooms. Readers will find that the issues are covered in impressive breadth and depth: there is something for everybody in this useful and insightful volume and I am convinced that nobody will leave it `empty-handed'. Highly recommended."---Zoltan Dornyei, University of Nottingham, UK --Book Jacket.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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