LINGUIST List 26.4932
Thu Nov 05 2015
Sum: Some results of Language Learning Beliefs Survey
Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>
Ron Peek <ronpeeknl
Some results of Language Learning Beliefs Survey E-mail this message to a friend
In 2011-2012, I conducted the Language Learning Beliefs Survey (LLBS) and placed a request for participants on the Linguist List.
A first publication (abstract below) on some of the data has now appeared as a peer-reviewed article in the International Journal of Multilingualism:
Peek, R. (2015). Exploring learner autonomy: language learning locus of control in multilinguals, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2015.1090991
Thank you once again to all of you who were so kind to participate and spread the word.
Ron Peek http://birkbeck.academia.edu/RonPeek www.ronpeek.blogspot.com
By using data from an online language learning beliefs survey (n = 841), defining language learning experience in terms of participants’ multilingualism, and using a domain-specific language learning locus of control (LLLOC) instrument, this article examines whether more experienced language learners can also be seen as more autonomous language learners. Statistical analyses revealed small but significant positive correlations between the three multilingualism measures used and LLLOC scores, with higher scores indicating a more internal LLLOC. Participants with a higher linguistic repertoire size and overall language proficiency, who used their languages more frequently, had higher LLLOC scores than those with less languages at lower levels of proficiency and frequency of use. These findings suggest that more experienced language learners might indeed be more autonomous learners, as they subscribe to language learning beliefs that are indicative of a more internal LLLOC.
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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