Autonomy In Second Language Learning: Managing The Resources

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Dincer A., Işık T.

TESOL JOURNAL, vol.10, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Book Review
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/tesj.418
  • Journal Name: TESOL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


Since the introduction of the term autonomy, which can be broadly defined as “the ability to take charge of one’s own learning” (Holec, 1981, p. 3) into the study of language learning, there has been growing interest in autonomy in the field of foreign and second language (L2) learning. Although a considerable amount of research has been published in recent years (e.g., Benson, 2007, 2013; Lou, Chaffee, Vargas Lascano, Dincer, & Noels, 2018; Oxford, 2015), new agendas for research (e.g., teacher autonomy and autonomous learning beyond the classroom) leading to new perspectives on learner autonomy remain unexplored terrains (Benson, 2013; Lai, Zhu, & Gong, 2015). Indeed, this edited book, entitled Autonomy in Second Language Learning: Managing the Resources, represents an example of such endeavor in that it explores the emergence of new perspectives in research with a focus on autonomy in theory and practice.