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Individual Differences in Language Learning

A Complex Systems Theory Perspective

Authors: Griffiths, Carol, Soruç, Adem

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  • Draws on a Complex Systems Theory perspective to introduce and examine interconnected learner variables
  • Rigorously attends to the theory underlying each topic, countering past criticisms of the individual difference field
  • Includes discussion questions, follow-up tasks, examples of real empirical studies, and suggested research topics
  • Written in an accessible and reader-friendly style, with an extensive glossary of key terms
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About this Textbook

This textbook takes a Complex Systems Theory approach to examine individual differences between learners and the potential impact of these variables on the process of acquiring a second language. The authors argue that individual variables cannot provide the complete picture, and that they must instead be understood as part of an interconnected and dynamic system of different factors in order to be useful in a language learning context. Written in an accessible style and suitable for final-year undergraduate and Masters-level students, the book includes clear definitions of key terms, discussion questions for classroom use, practical exercises and activities, and examples of real empirical studies that students and teachers can replicate in their own contexts. This textbook will be of interest to students taking TESOL and SLA courses and modules, as well as those on broader Applied Linguistics programmes. 

About the authors

Carol Griffiths is Associate Professor at Girne American University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Adem Soruç is Assistant Professor teaching on the MA TESOL and MA EMI programmes at the University of Bath, UK. 


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Individual Differences in Language Learning
Book Subtitle
A Complex Systems Theory Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52900-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52900-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-52899-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 220
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