LINGUIST List 27.1882

Fri Apr 22 2016

Books: Positive Psychology in SLA: MacIntyre, Gregersen, Mercer (eds.)

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Date: 20-Apr-2016
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Subject: Positive Psychology in SLA: MacIntyre, Gregersen, Mercer (eds.)
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Title: Positive Psychology in SLA
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2016
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: Peter MacIntyre
Editor: Tammy Gregersen
Editor: Sarah Mercer
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783095353 Pages: 400 Price: U.K. £ 109.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783095353 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 189.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783095346 Pages: 400 Price: U.K. £ 34.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783095346 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 59.95

Positive psychology is the scientific study of how human beings prosper and thrive. This is the first book in SLA dedicated to theories in positive psychology and their implications for language teaching, learning and communication. Chapters examine the characteristics of individuals, contexts and relationships that facilitate learning: positive emotional states such as love, enjoyment and flow, and character traits such as empathy, hardiness and perseverance. The contributors present several innovative teaching ideas to bring out these characteristics among learners. The collection thus blends new teaching techniques with cutting-edge theory and empirical research undertaken using qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches. It will be of interest to SLA researchers, graduate students, trainee and experienced teachers who wish to learn more about language learning psychology, individual differences, learner characteristics and new classroom practices.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Edinburgh University Press
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
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Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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