24.5010, Books: Young Language Learners' Motivation and Attitudes: Heinzmann

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Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:23:02
From: Charlotte Rose [charlotte.rose at bloomsbury.com]
Subject: Young Language Learners' Motivation and Attitudes: Heinzmann

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Title: Young Language Learners' Motivation and Attitudes 
Subtitle: Longitudinal, comparative and explanatory perspectives 
Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
	   http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/
	

Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/young-language-learners-motivation-and-attitudes-9781441194275/ 


Author: Sybille Heinzmann

Electronic: ISBN:  9781441167361 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: PDF
Electronic: ISBN:  9781441157836 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: EPUB
Hardback: ISBN:  9781441194275 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75.00


Abstract:

Taking three different perspectives, this book looks at primary school children's language learning motivation and language attitudes. In adopting a longitudinal perspective, the book fills a research gap and provides a macro-level analysis of motivational development over time. It reveals a surprising amount of stability in primary school children's motivational and attitudinal development.

The comparative perspective looks at the learners' affective dispositions with regard to English (theorized as a 'global language') and French (theorized as a 'national language'). The comparisons between global language and national language are relevant across the world, especially in situations where instruction in languages other than English struggles to get attention. The results reveal sizeable differences between the two languages, with children being substantially more motivated to learn English than to learn French.

Finally, the explanatory section identifies key antecedents of the learners' motivational and attitudinal dispositions - and thereby opens up paths for intervention relevant for those working in the field of language instruction.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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