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Title: Language Learning Motivation in Japan
Edited By: Matthew T. Apple
Dexter Da Silva
Terry Fellner
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context carried out by internationally recognized researchers and upcoming researcher-educators working in various educational contexts in Japan. Topics covered include the issues of cultural identity, demotivation, language communities, positive psychology, possible L2 selves and internationalisation within a key EFL context. The studies in the book utilise a wide variety of research methodologies aiming to narrow the gap between theory and practice and examine L2 motivation in primary, secondary and tertiary education. This volume will be of interest to research/teacher professionals who are currently engaged in active ESL/EFL practice, EFL educators, researchers, and teacher-trainers both inside and outside Japan, who are interested in research on L2 motivation in general and within the Japanese context in particular, as well as graduate and postgraduate researchers.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783090501
Pages: 344
Prices: U.K. £ 109.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090495
Pages: 344
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783090501
Pages: 344
Prices: U.S. $ 179.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090495
Pages: 344
Prices: U.S. $ 54.95