Investigating the Psychological and Emotional Dimensions in Instructed Language Learning : Obstacles and Possibilities

@inproceedings{Dewaele2007InvestigatingTP,
  title={Investigating the Psychological and Emotional Dimensions in Instructed Language Learning : Obstacles and Possibilities},
  author={J Dewaele},
  year={2007}
}
In this article I put forth the core argument that Second Language Acquisition (SLA) needs to account for the psychological and emotional dimensions of second language (L2) learning, but that a number of epistemological and methodological difficulties must be surmounted before this new research program can be a reality. To illustrate my arguments, I examine in depth 2 research programs developed by my colleagues and me over the last decade: research on extraversion as a psychological variable… CONTINUE READING

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