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Foreign language learning motivation in higher education: a longitudinal study on motivational changes and their causes

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L2 motivational research may be described as an ongoing quest to identify motivational attributes underlying motivated language learning behaviour. This study employs a novel theoretical and methodological focus in this endeavour: firstly, it applies theories of the self to a motivational exploration of L2 motivation involving first-year students studying towards German degree courses at two major UK universities. Secondly, the study explicitly addresses the time- and context-sensitive nature...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:4863fa65-02e7-47e5-9258-6132e4ef8817
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ora:5401

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