Description - Attitudes, Orientations and Motivations in Language Learning by Zoltan Dornyei
Motivation is one of the key learner characteristics that determine the rate and success of language learning. This volume addresses motivation in language learning -- motives associated with certain features of the language, the language learner, and the learning situation. * Discusses and dissects the intriguingly complex characteristic of motivation in the process of language learning. * Explores recent developments and the most important research directions in the field, including a selection of data--based studies by some of the best--known motivation researchers.
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Author Biography - Zoltan Dornyei
Zoltan Dornyei (PhD in psycholinguistics, Eotvos University, Budapest) is currently Reader/Associate Professor in the School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, where he is also Co--Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics. He has published over 50 academic papers on various aspects of second language acquisition and language teaching methodology, and is the author of several books, including Interpersonal Dynamics in Second Language Education: The Visible and Invisible Classroom ( 1998, Sage Publisher; co--authored with Madeline Ehrman), Teaching and Researching Motivation (2001, Longman), Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom (2001, Cambridge University Press) and Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing (2002, Lawrence Erlbaum).