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The Contexts of SLA Motivation: Linking Ideologies to Situational Variations

  • Odilia YimEmail author
  • Richard Clément
  • Peter D. MacIntyre
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Abstract

Yim, Clément, and MacIntyre offer a review of the contexts impacting SLA motivation. Using an ecological framework, the chapter grounds second language motivation in multilingual communication and outlines broad societal influences as well as more specific sociolinguistic factors. It also draws attention to different psychological perspectives in defining and studying context. The chapter concludes with the authors applying a social psychological, idiodynamic approach, to the investigation of the effects of context on SLA motivation, by looking at L2 learners’ willingness to communicate.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Odilia Yim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Richard Clément
    • 1
  • Peter D. MacIntyre
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Cape Breton UniversitySydneyCanada

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