Second Language Learning and Teaching

Communicative Behaviour of a Language Learner

Exploring Willingness to Communicate

Authors: Gałajda, Dagmara

  • Focuses on language learners and their communicative behavior inside and outside the classroom
  • Presents various affective variables influencing communicative behavior
  • Explores the concept of willingness to communicate in the European university context
  • Covers broad implications for both theorists and practitioners
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This book investigates and analyzes the way in which factors such as communication apprehension, self-perceived communicative competence and group dynamics influence the communicative behavior of a foreign-language learner. It also focuses on interpersonal communication, group communication and public speaking. Using selected models it characterizes and analyzes all types of communication with reference to communication in the language classroom, with a particular emphasis on the foreign-language context. The author also presents some conclusions and implications for both language teachers and language learners, as well as offering suggestions for further research in the field of classroom communication. The results of the study serve as a point of reference for teachers interested in the construct of willingness to communicate and other communication variables related to the issue of communication in a foreign language. The work also raises teachers' awareness of individual learner differences in the context of communication in the foreign-language classroom.

About the authors

Dagmara Gałajda received her Ph.D. degree in Linguistics from the University of Silesia, where she now works as an assistant professor. Apart from communication studies, her research interests focus on the teachers’ action zone in facilitating group dynamics, affect in language learning, individual learner differences in SLA/FLL and reflective teaching. Recent publications include “Anxiety and perceived communication competence as predictors of willingness to communicate in ESL/FL classroom” in D. Gabryś-Barker, J. Bielska (eds) (2013), The Affective Dimension in Second Language Acquisition; Clevedon; and “Multilingual Matters, Communication Apprehension and Self-perceived Communication Competence as Variables Underlying Willingness to Communicate” in K. Piątkowska, E. Kościałkowska-Okońska (eds) (2013) Correspondences and Contrasts in Foreign Language Pedagogy and Translation Studies, Berlin: Springer-Verlag. She has co-edited three volumes (two in 2016 and one in 2017) in the series Second Language Learning and Teaching published by Springer-Verlag.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Communication in L1 and FL: Selected Variables

    Gałajda, Dagmara

    Pages 1-17

  • Communicative Competence

    Gałajda, Dagmara

    Pages 19-26

  • Factors Influencing FL Interpersonal Communication

    Gałajda, Dagmara

    Pages 27-58

  • Willingness to Communicate (WTC) of a Foreign Language Learner—Empirical Study

    Gałajda, Dagmara

    Pages 59-127

  • Implications for Foreign Language Teachers and Learners

    Gałajda, Dagmara

    Pages 129-139

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-59333-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59332-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicative Behaviour of a Language Learner
Book Subtitle
Exploring Willingness to Communicate
Authors
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59333-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59333-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59332-6
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 169
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