LINGUIST List 32.566

Mon Feb 15 2021

Books: The Role of Context in Language Teachers’ Self Development and Motivation: Thompson

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Date: 09-Feb-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: The Role of Context in Language Teachers’ Self Development and Motivation: Thompson
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Title: The Role of Context in Language Teachers’ Self Development and
Motivation
Subtitle: Perspectives from Multilingual Settings
Series Title: Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781800411173

Author: Amy S. Thompson
Hardback: ISBN: 9781800411180 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 129.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781800411180 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800411173 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781800411173 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Abstract:

This book unpacks data from conversations with bi-/multilingual EFL teachers whose L1s are languages other than English and who are from understudied contexts – Argentina, Egypt, Estonia, Senegal, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam – to provide insights into the formation of ideal teacher selves. The author discusses the complexities surrounding the development of the teachers’ selves and motivation, as well as their intertwinement with the sociopolitical realities of their individual contexts. The work reveals how these realities, and the specific social interactions that occur therein, influence the language learning and teaching processes; it also challenges the notions of and the need for a native/non-native speaker dichotomy in the field. Expanding on Ushioda’s (2009) person-in-context approach and reflecting on the multilingual settings of the teachers, the integration of the context-specific politics of language learning and teaching is a fresh approach to work in motivation.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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