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The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning

Editors: Lamb, M., Csizér, K., Henry, A., Ryan, S. (Eds.)

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  • Responds to the explosion of interest in language learner motivation
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  • Offers the first multi-author authoritative reference work on the subject
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  • Provides insights from the leading scholars in the field
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About this book

This handbook offers an authoritative, one-stop reference work for the dynamic and expanding field of language learning motivation. The 32 chapters have been specially commissioned from the field’s most influential researchers and writers. Together they present a compelling picture of the motivations people have for learning languages, the diverse ways we can research motivation, and the implications for promoting and sustaining learners’ motivation. The first section outlines the main theoretical approaches to language learning motivation; the next section presents ways in which motivation theory has been applied in practice; the third section showcases examples of motivation research in particular contexts and with particular types of language learners; and the final section describes the exciting directions that contemporary research is taking, promising important new insights for academics and practitioners alike. 


About the authors

Martin Lamb is Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Leeds, UK. He previously worked as a language teacher and trainer in Sweden, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria. His main research interest is in language learner motivation and how it interacts with features of context like teaching in school. 

 

Kata Csizér is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Applied Linguistics at Eötvös University, Hungary. Her main field of research interest is the social psychological aspects of L2 learning and teaching, as well as second and foreign language motivation. 

 

Alastair Henry is Professor of Language Education at University West, Sweden. His research involves the psychology of language learning and teaching. In addition to motivation, his work has focused on teacher identities and language choices in contexts of migration.

 

Stephen Ryan is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Culture, Media and Society at Waseda University, Japan. His research covers various aspects of psychology in language learning, and he has several co-authored books in the field.  




Reviews

“In no area of learning is motivation more important than in language acquisition.  The chapters of this book address both the basics and the nuances of motivational dynamics, focusing on the roles of student, teacher, and culture in understanding what helps people travel the long road to fluency in a second language. This collection represents an essential resource for anyone studying or practising in this area”(Richard Ryan, Professor, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University, Australia, and Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation.)

“This invaluable and comprehensive compendium reflects the intellectual vitality that currently characterizes the field of language motivation research, while happily also laying the groundwork for future research. Motivation is a truly important topic in language learning; we simply must understand it better. And this handbook will certainly facilitate our doing so.”(Diane Larsen-Freeman, Professor Emerita of Education and of Linguistics, University of Michigan, USA)

“This masterful collection takes readers on an untrodden journey through the field of motivation to learn languages. Seminal authors representing diverse thinking explore connections between theory and practice, rigour and ethics, history of ideas and future aspirations, all along traversing motivation in individuals, contexts, and systems. A book to treasure!” (Lourdes Ortega, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University, USA.)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28380-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28379-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning
Editors
  • Martin Lamb
  • Kata Csizér
  • Alastair Henry
  • Stephen Ryan
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28380-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28380-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28379-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 697
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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