The effect of multilingualism, sociobiographical, and situational factors on communicative anxiety and foreign language anxiety of mature language learners

@article{Dewaele2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of multilingualism, sociobiographical, and situational factors on communicative anxiety and foreign language anxiety of mature language learners},
  author={J. Dewaele},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingualism},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={391 - 409}
}
  • J. Dewaele
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
  • The present study focuses on individual differences in levels of communicative anxiety (CA) and foreign language anxiety (FLA) in the first (L1), second (L2), third (L3) and fourth (L4) language of 106 adult language learners. Data were collected about CA/FLA levels when speaking with friends, with strangers, and speaking in public. The analyses revealed that multilinguals do experience more CA in stressful situations in their L1, but that levels of FLA are higher in languages learnt later in… CONTINUE READING

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