The psychology of the language learner : individual differences in second language acquisition / Zoltán Dörnyei.

By: Dörnyei, Zoltan
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2005Description: xii, 270 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780805860184; 9780805847291; 0805847294 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Second language acquisition -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 418.0019 LOC classification: P118.2 | .D66 2005Online resources: Table of contents | Publisher description | WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of 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.
Summary: Summary: Besides a review of the relevant second language literature, this book presents a concise overview of the psychological research involving each topic. It focuses on a different individual difference variable. It is useful for students in linguistics, applied linguistics, modern languages, psychology programs, and others.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-252) and index.

Table of 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.

Summary:
Besides a review of the relevant second language literature, this book presents a concise overview of the psychological research involving each topic. It focuses on a different individual difference variable. It is useful for students in linguistics, applied linguistics, modern languages, psychology programs, and others.

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