Adult Minority Language Learning Motivation, Identity and Target Variety Author: Colin J. Flynn

Format:
Ebook(PDF) - 200 pages
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Hardback EPUB
ISBN:
9781788927048
Published:
29 Feb 2020
Series:
Second Language Acquisition
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

This book examines the role of attitude, motivation and identity in the process of learning a minority language. It presents mixed-method empirical research which investigates how attitude, motivation and identity in adult learners of a minority language are related to their awareness of, and commitment to, different dialects and varieties of the language as learning targets. Specifically, it is concerned with the attitudes of adult learners of Irish towards acquiring various traditional (Gaeltacht) and non-traditional (second language) varieties of the language. It explores the relationships that exist between these attitudes towards varieties and learners’ motivation and self-concept as second language speakers.

Author Biography:

Colin J. Flynn is Assistant Professor in Irish at Dublin City University, Ireland.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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