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Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self


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The Contributors 1. Motivation, language identities and the L2 self: A theoretical overview - Ema Ushioda and Zoltan Dornyei 2. The L2 Motivational Self System - Zoltan Dornyei 3. The baby, the bathwater and the future of language learning motivation research - Peter D. MacIntyre, Sean P. MacKinnon and Richard Clement 4. The L2 Motivational Self System among Japanese, Chinese and Iranian learners of English: A comparative study - Tatsuya Taguchi, Michael Magid and Mostafa Papi 5. Learning experiences, selves and motivated learning behaviour: A comparative analysis of structural models for Hungarian secondary and university learners of English - Kata Csizer and Judit Kormos 6. Self and identity in L2 motivation in Japan: The ideal L2 self and Japanese learners of English - Stephen Ryan 7. International posture and the ideal L2 self in the Japanese EFL context - Tomoko Yashima 8. Motivation and vision: The relation between the ideal L2 self, imagination and visual style - Abdullah S. Al-Shehri 9. Links between ethnolinguistic affiliation, self-related motivation and second language fluency: Are they mediated by psycholinguistic variables? - Norman Segalowitz, Elizabeth Gatbonton and Pavel Trofimovich 10. Toward the development of a scale to assess possible selves as a source of language learning motivation - Peter D. MacIntyre, Sean P. MacKinnon, and Richard Clement 11. A person-in-context relational view of emergent motivation, self and identity - Ema Ushioda 12. Situating the L2 self: Two Indonesian school learners of English - Martin Lamb 13. Imagined identity and the L2 self in the French Foreign Legion - Zachary Lyons 14. The sociocultural interface between ideal self and ought-to self: A case study of two Korean students' ESL motivation - Tae-Young Kim 15. The internalisation of language learning into the self and social identity - Kimberly A. Noels 16. Possible selves in language teacher development - Magdalena Kubanyiova 17. Identity and self in e-language teaching - Cynthia White and Alex Ding 18. Motivation, language identities and the L2 self: Future research directions - Zoltan Dornyei and Ema Ushioda Appendices of Research Instruments

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Zoltan Dornyei is Professor of Psycholinguistics at the School of English, University of Nottingham. He has published widely on various aspects of second language acquisition and language learning motivation including Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self (2009, edited with Ema Ushioda).Ema Ushioda is an Associate Professor in ELT and Applied Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick where she teaches MA courses and coordinates the Doctorate in Education. Her research interests include language motivation, autonomy, sociocultural theory and teacher development. Her publications include Learner Autonomy 5: The Role of Motivation (1996, Authentik), Towards Greater Learner Autonomy in the Foreign Language Classroom (2002, Authentik, co-authored with David Little and Jennifer Ridley) and Learner Autonomy in the Foreign Language Classroom: Teacher, Learner, Curriculum and Assessment (2003, Authentik, co-edited with David Little and Jennifer Ridley).


The book is sophisticated, and readers will have to be already familiar with the fundamental aspects of l 2 motivation research. Nevertheless, it would be an invaluable aid to researchers seeking to keep up with the ever-advancing developments in the area.Susan C. Baker, Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural DevelopmentVol. 32, No.2, March 2011, 201-206

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