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Communicative Behaviour of a Language Learner

Exploring Willingness to Communicate

  • Dagmara Gałajda

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Dagmara Gałajda
    Pages 19-26
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 141-169

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates and analyzes the way in which factors such as communication apprehension, self-perceived communicative competence and group dynamics influence the communicative behavior of a foreign-language learner. It also focuses on interpersonal communication, group communication and public speaking. Using selected models it characterizes and analyzes all types of communication with reference to communication in the language classroom, with a particular emphasis on the foreign-language context. The author also presents some conclusions and implications for both language teachers and language learners, as well as offering suggestions for further research in the field of classroom communication. The results of the study serve as a point of reference for teachers interested in the construct of willingness to communicate and other communication variables related to the issue of communication in a foreign language. The work also raises teachers' awareness of individual learner differences in the context of communication in the foreign-language classroom.

Keywords

Communication Studies Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Second Language Acquistion Psycholinguistics Affectivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Dagmara Gałajda
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59333-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59332-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59333-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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