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Conceptualizing Willingness to Communicate in a L2: A Situational Model of L2 Confidence and Affiliation
Why do some students seek, while others avoid, second language (L2) communication? Many language teachers have encountered students high in linguistic competence who are unwilling to use their L2 forExpand
Why Are You Learning a Second Language? Motivational Orientations and Self‐Determination Theory
The data for this study were collected in my first year of graduate school for a term paper for a course I was taking from Luc Pelletier. When I began graduate school, Luc also started at theExpand
Learning Spanish as a Second Language: Learners’ Orientations and Perceptions of Their Teachers’ Communication Style
Students in lower-level Spanish classes (N = 322) completed a questionnaire assessing intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for learning Spanish, feelings of autonomy and competence regarding languageExpand
Culture-Level Dimensions of Social Axioms and Their Correlates across 41 Cultures
Leung and colleagues have revealed a five-dimensional structure of social axioms across individuals from five cultural groups. The present research was designed to reveal the culture level factorExpand
Motivation, self-confidence, and group cohesion in the foreign language classroom
Defining the motivational basis of second and foreign language acquisition has been at the center of much research and controversy for many years. The present study applied social psychologicalExpand
Perceptions of Teachers’ Communicative Style and Students’ Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
This study considers how students’ perceptions of their teachers’ communicative style, particularly the extent to which teachers are perceived to support students’ autonomy and to provide usefulExpand
Biases in self-ratings of second language proficiency : The role of language anxiety
Previous studies have shown a strong link between participants' apprehension about communicating and their perception of communicative competence in both native (L1) and second (L2) languages. ThisExpand
Orientations to Learning German: Heritage Language Learning and Motivational Substrates
<p> This study examined how two motivational substrates may be differentially important depending upon the learner's language background. Students registered in German classes (N = 99) completed aExpand
General and acculturation-related daily hassles and psychological adjustment in first- and second-generation South Asian immigrants to Canada
According to Lay and Nguyen (1998), in addition to the general daily hassles encountered by most people, immigrants often face chronic difficulties specific to the acculturation experience, includingExpand
Language, Identity, and Adjustment
Research in both cross-cultural psychology and the social psychology of language has examined the changes in identity and language behavior that occur when two ethnolinguistic groups come intoExpand