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Title: Attitudes, Orientations, and Motivations in Language Learning
Edited By: Zoltán Dörnyei
Series Title: Best of Language Learning

Motivation is one of the key learner characteristics that determine the
rate and success of language learning. This volume addresses motivation in
language learning - motives associated with certain features of the
language, the language learner, and the learning situation.

-Discusses and dissects the intriguingly complex characteristic of
motivation in the process of language learning.

-Explores recent developments and the most important research directions in
the field, including a selection of data-based studies by some of the
best-known motivation researchers.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 140511116X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 38.95