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

  title={Investigating the Psychological and Emotional Dimensions in Instructed Language Learning : Obstacles and Possibilities},
  author={J Dewaele},
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


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 extracted citations

Which Personality Trait Performs better on IELTS Speaking Test ? Extroverted or Introverted ?

Marzieh Souzandehfar, Seyyed Mohammad Ali Soozandehfar, M. A. Farsi, Maryam Ostad Sharif
View 11 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 85 references

Acquisition in interlanguage pragmatics

A. Barron
View 7 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Poststructuralist approaches to the study of social factors in L2

A. Pavlenko
Portraits of the L2 user (pp. 277–302) • 2002
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The good language learner. Toronto, Canada: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

N. Naiman, M. Fröhlich, H. H. Stern, A. Todesco
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Language people. The experience of teaching and learning modern languages in British universities. Milton Keynes/Philadelphia

C. Evans
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Chemical Neurobiology. An Introduction to Neurochemistry

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine • 1986
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Measuring gains in pupils’ foreign language competence as a result of participation in a school exchange visit: The case of Y9 pupils at three comprehensive schools in the UK

M. Evans, L. Fisher
Language Teaching Research, • 2005
View 1 Excerpt

The effect of type of acquisition context on perception and self-reported use of swearwords in the L2, L3, L4 and L5

Dewaele, J.-M

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…