This book investigates how learners' motivations and identities are constructed in the process of learning and using multiple languages in Asian contexts. It presents examples of multilingual contexts in different parts of Asia and illustrates various achievements and challenges associated with multilingual education. Drawing on recent theoretical developments regarding learners' motivations and identities in language learning-related research, this book uncovers learners' motivations that underlie their decisions of learning multiple languages in Asian contexts.
Through empirical studies, the authors offer conceptual interpretations on emerging concepts such as dual-motivation system, motivation dynamics, motivational transformation episodes, and hierarchies of identities. In addition to being highly relevant to researchers of applied linguistics, this book is a valuable reference for every university and college library that serves a faculty or school of education.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Explores multilingual education from a number of different perspectives and in a range of different Asian contexts. Its treatment of the roles identity and motivation play in the development of individual multilingualism is of particular significance. Anyone with an interest in multilingualism and multilingual education will not only enjoy but also benefit from reading this book. * Andy Kirkpatrick, Professor, Griffith University, Australia *
A must-read for researchers in the areas of multilingualism and multilingual education, this book - comprised of both primary and secondary research - explores motivational change and identity development in L2 and L3 learning and teaching for different Asian contexts. * Barry Lee Reynolds, Assistant Professor of English Education, University of Macau, China *