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.