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New Directions in Language Learning Psychology

  • Christina Gkonou
  • Dietmar Tatzl
  • Sarah Mercer


  • Through empirical studies and theoretical chapter, the book looks at new directions and incorporates innovative approaches to both theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to the field of language learning psychology

  • Has a truly international outlook with contributions from across the globe

  • Features an Holistic approach


Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dietmar Tatzl, Christina Gkonou, Sarah Mercer
    Pages 1-6
  3. Dietmar Tatzl
    Pages 39-53
  4. Maria Giovanna Tassinari
    Pages 71-96
  5. Sakae Suzuki, Marshall R. Childs
    Pages 159-183
  6. Christina Gkonou, Dietmar Tatzl, Sarah Mercer
    Pages 249-255
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-259

About this book


This book explores potential new directions in the growing field of language learning psychology. The individual chapters cover theoretical and conceptual developments and innovative methodological designs, while also exploring practical implications. Language learning psychology is a vibrant field of research that typically involves constructs from social and educational psychology, which it considers in terms of their relevance for the domain of language learning. The diverse theoretical and empirical chapters examine a range of familiar and lesser-known constructs, highlighting the importance of taking into account both learner and teacher psychologies, and recognising the complexity, dynamism and situatedness of psychological constructs, as well as the value of employing diverse research methodologies. It is hoped that these ‘new directions’ concerning populations, constructs and theoretical and methodological frameworks will pave the way for innovative future developments in this vibrant field.


Language Learning Psychology Applied Linguistics Language Education Educational Psychology Social Psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christina Gkonou
    • 1
  • Dietmar Tatzl
    • 2
  • Sarah Mercer
    • 3
  1. 1.Language and LinguisticsUniversity of EssexColchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Luftfahrt / AviationFH JOANNEUM University of Applied SciencesGrazAustria
  3. 3.Institut für AnglistikUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Directions in Language Learning Psychology
  • Editors Christina Gkonou
    Dietmar Tatzl
    Sarah Mercer
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23490-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79491-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-23491-5
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 259
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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