Self-determination and motivated engagement in language learning

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Noels K. A. , Lou N. M. , Lascano D. I. V. , Chaffee K. E. , Dincer A. , Shan Y., ...Daha Fazla

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning, Martin Lamb,Kata Csizér,Alastair Henry,& Stephen Ryan, Editör, Palgrave Macmillan, London , London, ss.95-115, 2019

  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Yayınevi: Palgrave Macmillan, London 
  • Basıldığı Şehir: London
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.95-115
  • Editörler: Martin Lamb,Kata Csizér,Alastair Henry,& Stephen Ryan, Editör


This chapter provides an overview of self-determination theory (SDT), and reviews how it has been incorporated in second language learning research to better understand language learning motivation. Findings from 20 years of empirical studies generally support the premises of SDT, although there are noteworthy gaps in this body of research regarding the motivational process across learners’ ages and ethnolinguistic contexts, as well as regarding the dynamic, time-nested nature of the process. The chapter ends by suggesting future directions for theory development, quantitative and qualitative research, and interventions for teaching.