It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning
Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 67
This book explores how learners' personalities influence foreign language
learning in Japan. In particular, this volume investigates three main
research questions: What are the learning strategies generally employed by
Japanese college students? What are the characteristic learning strategies
of extroverts and introverts? Do extroversion and introversion have an
impact on English listening proficiency? In the analysis carried out in the
volume, both quantitative and qualitative research methods have been used.
As regards the former, various types of questionnaires have been employed,
measuring strategy use, personality characteristics, and English
proficiency. As regards the latter, the strategies students use both in the
classroom and in a tutorial learning situation have been observed,
integrated with interviews with the students themselves regarding their use
of learning strategies. In the last part of the book, the pedagogical
implications of this study are examined with suggestions for both teachers
Individual differences among language learners - Extroversion/Introversion
- English as a foreign language (EFL) - Learner strategies - English
listening proficiency - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).