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Directed Motivational Currents in L2

Exploring the Effects on Self and Communication

  • Includes an extensive qualitative analysis of motivational current in an L2

  • Presents a validation study of the directed motivational currents (DMCs) construct in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context

  • Offers new insights and ideas on the concept of DMCs

  • Examines the effect of experiencing a DMC on willingness to communicate (WTC)

  • Analyzes the effect of experiences on the self and autonomy

  • Investigates the links between linguistic self-confidence and DMCs

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Saeed Ketabi, Mansoor Tavakoli
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Saeed Ketabi, Mansoor Tavakoli
    Pages 9-17
  4. Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Saeed Ketabi, Mansoor Tavakoli
    Pages 19-32
  5. Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Saeed Ketabi, Mansoor Tavakoli
    Pages 33-47
  6. Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Saeed Ketabi, Mansoor Tavakoli
    Pages 49-62
  7. Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Saeed Ketabi, Mansoor Tavakoli
    Pages 63-88
  8. Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Saeed Ketabi, Mansoor Tavakoli
    Pages 89-94
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 95-118

About this book

Introduction

The book presents theoretical considerations as well as the results of empirical research on the existence of “directed motivational current” (DMC) experiences among Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in order to provide insights into how a DMC is triggered and launched, and to explore whether the key characteristics of DMCs could be detected in language learners' experiences in Iran. Although Dörnyei et al. (2016) claimed that language learners who experience a DMC may have an amalgamation of several positive emotions, they did not present any evidence of whether these feelings exert any impact on learners' willingness to take part in language learning situations (willingness to communicate (WTC)), their confidence to use their L2, their self-perceptions, and the extent to which they independently try to learn English inside and outside the classroom context (language learner autonomy). This book extensively studies DMCs in an EFL setting and examines how such experiences affect language learners' WTC, self-concept, language learner autonomy, and self-confidence.

Keywords

Foreign/Second Language Learning and Teaching Directed Motivational Currents Willingness to Communicate Autonomy in EFL Individual Differences of EFL Learners Iranian EFL Learners Motivational Currents in Language Learning Dynamics of Language Learning Motivation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of IsfahanIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Department of EnglishUniversity of IsfahanIsfahanIran
  3. 3.University of IsfahanIsfahanIran

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Directed Motivational Currents in L2
  • Book Subtitle Exploring the Effects on Self and Communication
  • Authors Nourollah Zarrinabadi
    Saeed Ketabi
    Mansoor Tavakoli
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05472-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-05471-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-05472-4
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 118
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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