L2 Selves and Motivations in Asian Contexts (Second Language Acquisition #106) (Paperback)

L2 Selves and Motivations in Asian Contexts (Second Language Acquisition #106) By Matthew T. Apple (Editor), Dexter Da Silva (Editor), Terry Fellner (Editor) Cover Image
By Matthew T. Apple (Editor), Dexter Da Silva (Editor), Terry Fellner (Editor)
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This is book number 106 in the Second Language Acquisition series.


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This book examines the applications of language learning motivation research theories and models from WEIRD (Western, educated, industrialized, rich, developed) contexts to the EFL situation in Asian countries. Themes include the use of L2 selves as a theoretical model of motivation, teacher motivation and demotivation in Asian educational systems.

About the Author


Matthew T. Apple is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. His research interests include individual differences in SLA, intercultural communication and educational statistics. Together with Dexter Da Silva and Terry Fellner, he is co-editor of Language Learning Motivation in Japan (2013, Multilingual Matters). Dexter Da Silva is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Horticulture at Keisen University, Japan. His research interests include student motivation, identity development and trust and classroom dynamics. Terry Fellner is Associate Professor in the Center for General Education at Saga University, Japan. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition, outdoor language learning and L2 reading.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783096732
ISBN-10: 178309673X
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Second Language Acquisition