This book fills an existing gap in language learning motivation research by examining the applications of current motivational theories and models from WEIRD (Western, educated, industrialized, rich, developed) contexts to educational systems in Asian contexts. All chapters are focused on second language (L2) motivation as it applies to the EFL situation in Asian countries where English is a mandatory subject in school. Themes in the volume cover the use of possible L2 selves as a theoretical model of motivation, the role of teacher motivation and demotivation in non-European educational systems, study abroad, motivation among adolescents, cross-cultural differences in learner motivation among Asian cultures and the influence of native speakerism on language motivation and cultural identity. This book will appeal to ESL/EFL educators, postgraduate students, researchers and teacher-trainers both inside and outside Asian countries, who are interested in research on L2 motivation in general and within Asian contexts in particular.
Matthew T. Apple is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. His research interests include individual differences in SLA, intercultural communication and educational statistics. Together with Dexter Da Silva and Terry Fellner, he is co-editor of Language Learning Motivation in Japan (2013, Multilingual Matters). Dexter Da Silva is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Horticulture at Keisen University, Japan. His research interests include student motivation, identity development and trust and classroom dynamics. Terry Fellner is Associate Professor in the Center for General Education at Saga University, Japan. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition, outdoor language learning and L2 reading.
Contributor Information Preface 1. Terry Fellner, Matthew Apple and Dexter Da Silva: Language Learning Motivation in Asia: Selves within Systems 2. Peter Gobel, Than Siew Ming and Setsuko Mori: Revisiting Studies on Causal Attribution and Self-Efficacy in ESL/EFL Contexts: Toward an Alternative Model 3. Tae-Young Kim: The Theoretical Interface Between Complex Dynamic Systems Theory And Sociocultural Theory In L2 (De)Motivation: A Qualitative Investigation 4. Huang Hung-Tzu and Chen I-Ling: L2 Selves in Motivation to Learn English as a Foreign Language: The Case Of Taiwanese Adolescents 5. Chen Szu-An: Fluctuation of L2 Motivation and Possible Causes: Taiwanese EFL Learners 6. Marcos Y. Lopez and Richard Gonzales: Examining the Relationship between Foreign Language Learning Motivation and Critical Thinking Motivation: The Case of Filipino Foreign Language Learners 7. Michiko Ueki and Osamu Takeuchi: The Impact of SA Experience on the Affective Changes Related To L2 Motivation: A Qualitative Study of the Processes of Change 8. Mingyue (Michelle) Gu And Xiaoyuan (Doris) Qu: The Discursive Construction Of College English Learners' Motivation In China 9. Amol Padwad and Krishna Dixit: Teacher Classroom Behavior and Teacher Motivation 10. Qian-Mei Zhang: Research On Second Language Teacher Motivation from a Vygotskyian Activity Theory Perspective: A Case Study of Two Novice English Teachers in China 11. Martin Lamb, Sri Puji Astuti and Nilawati Hadisantosa: What Motivates Indonesians to Study English? Learners' and Teachers' Views 12. Nathanael Rudolph: Beyond Essentialism: Apprehending `Identity' and `Motivation' Through A Poststructural Lens 13. Matthew Apple and Dexter Da Silva: Language Learning Motivation in Asia: Current Trajectory and Possible Future Index