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The psychology of the language learner : individual differences in second language acquisition

Author: Zoltan Dörnyei
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2005.
Series: Second language acquisition research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Research demonstrates that one reason why many second language learners fail lies in various learner attributes such as personality traits, motivation, or language aptitude - "individual differences. Each chapter in this volume focuses on a different individual difference variable
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltan Dörnyei
ISBN: 0805847294 9780805847291 9780805860184 0805860185 9781282326804 1282326805
OCLC Number: 61144323
Description: xii, 270 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Definition, brief history, and taxonomy of individual differences. --
Personality, temperament, and mood. --
Language aptitude. --
Motivation and 'self-motivation' --
Learning styles and cognitive styles. --
Language learning strategies and student self-regulation. --
Other learner characteristics.
Series Title: Second language acquisition research.
Responsibility: Zoltán Dörnyei.
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