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Second Language Learning and Teaching

New Directions in Language Learning Psychology

Editors: Gkonou, Christina, Tatzl, Dietmar, Mercer, Sarah (Eds.)

  • Through empirical studies and theoretical chapter, the book looks at new directions and incorporates innovative approaches to both theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to the field of language learning psychology
  • Has a truly international outlook with contributions from across the globe
  • Features an Holistic approach
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This book explores potential new directions in the growing field of language learning psychology. The individual chapters cover theoretical and conceptual developments and innovative methodological designs, while also exploring practical implications. Language learning psychology is a vibrant field of research that typically involves constructs from social and educational psychology, which it considers in terms of their relevance for the domain of language learning. The diverse theoretical and empirical chapters examine a range of familiar and lesser-known constructs, highlighting the importance of taking into account both learner and teacher psychologies, and recognising the complexity, dynamism and situatedness of psychological constructs, as well as the value of employing diverse research methodologies. It is hoped that these ‘new directions’ concerning populations, constructs and theoretical and methodological frameworks will pave the way for innovative future developments in this vibrant field.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: New Directions in Language Learning Psychology

    Tatzl, Dietmar (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Intentionality and Complex Systems Theory: A New Direction for Language Learning Psychology

    Kostoulas, Achilleas (et al.)

    Pages 7-23

  • New Directions in Language Learning Strategy Research: Engaging with the Complexity of Strategy Use

    Griffiths, Carol (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • A Systemic View of Learner Autonomy

    Tatzl, Dietmar

    Pages 39-53

  • Attachment Theory: Insights into Student Postures in Autonomous Language Learning

    Toffoli, Denyze

    Pages 55-70

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23490-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions in Language Learning Psychology
Editors
  • Christina Gkonou
  • Dietmar Tatzl
  • Sarah Mercer
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23491-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23491-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23490-8
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 259
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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