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Communicative Behaviour of a Language Learner

Exploring Willingness to Communicate

  • Focuses on language learners and their communicative behavior inside and outside the classroom

  • Presents various affective variables influencing communicative behavior

  • Explores the concept of willingness to communicate in the European university context

  • Covers broad implications for both theorists and practitioners

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Communicative Competence

    • Dagmara Gałajda
    Pages 19-26
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 141-169

About this book

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

  • Institute of English, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland

    Dagmara Gałajda

About the author

Dagmara Gałajda received her Ph.D. degree in Linguistics from the University of Silesia, where she now works as an assistant professor. Apart from communication studies, her research interests focus on the teachers’ action zone in facilitating group dynamics, affect in language learning, individual learner differences in SLA/FLL and reflective teaching. Recent publications include “Anxiety and perceived communication competence as predictors of willingness to communicate in ESL/FL classroom” in D. Gabryś-Barker, J. Bielska (eds) (2013), The Affective Dimension in Second Language Acquisition; Clevedon; and “Multilingual Matters, Communication Apprehension and Self-perceived Communication Competence as Variables Underlying Willingness to Communicate” in K. Piątkowska, E. Kościałkowska-Okońska (eds) (2013) Correspondences and Contrasts in Foreign Language Pedagogy and Translation Studies, Berlin: Springer-Verlag. She has co-edited three volumes (two in 2016 and one in 2017) in the series Second Language Learning and Teaching published by Springer-Verlag.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Communicative Behaviour of a Language Learner

  • Book Subtitle: Exploring Willingness to Communicate

  • Authors: Dagmara Gałajda

  • Series Title: Second Language Learning and Teaching

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59333-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-59332-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-86600-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-59333-3

  • Series ISSN: 2193-7648

  • Series E-ISSN: 2193-7656

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 169

  • Topics: Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Media and Communication

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-59333-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)