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New Language Learning and Teaching Environments

Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users

Editors: Freiermuth, Mark, Zarrinabadi, Nourollah (Eds.)

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  • Presents a range of studies from different geographical and educational contexts
  • Addresses five interconnected themes: Cognitive Processes, Emotion and Behavior, Learner Identity and Characteristics, Motivation and Willingness to Communicate, and Learner Attitudes
  • Provides an invaluable resource for both practicing language teachers and researchers in applied linguistics
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This edited volume brings together large-scale research as well as case studies from a range of geographical contexts and represents a variety of educational settings involving second language learners and users. Its aim is to explore the interrelated issues of psychology and technology use in second language learning settings as well as in more autonomous environments. As language learning professionals continue to devote more time and attention to making various technological tools an integral part of the classroom, it is just as important to understand the influences that these tools have on the psychological state of the learners who use them. In consideration of this objective, the volume examines factors such as learner attitudes and motivation, emotion and behaviour, and the cognitive processes that are at play in the minds of the language users. This volume will be of interest not only to language teachers but also to researchers working in second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics, and educational psychology. 

About the authors

Mark R. Freiermuth is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan.

Nourollah Zarrinabadi is Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Isfahan, Iran. 



Reviews

“This is an exciting, innovative and truly ground-breaking volume exploring the under-examined field of the psychology of language learning in technology-enhanced contexts. It is timely, thought-provoking and highly original, making it a must read for anyone interested in understanding the human experience of contemporary language learning.” (Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria, and Editor of Psychology for Language Learning (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012))

“This volume offers a range of research and pedagogical insights into the psychology of how language learners interact with technology and how technology interacts with language learning. It is a richly diverse collection, drawing together perspectives from many countries and language learning settings, and in relation to different technologies and different psychological perspectives. The book will be of interest to those researching, promoting or engaging with technology use in language learning and teaching.” (Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK and Editor of International Perspectives on Motivation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013))

“Technology and the need for communication in multiple languages permeate our modern, globally-connected lives. Long overdue, this groundbreaking volume fills an important gap in our understanding of the ways in which technology intersects with and influences the psychological underpinnings of second language learners and users. Crucially, the book offers insights from both experienced and emerging researchers from around the world into psychology in interaction with a diverse range of technology.” (Richard Sampson, Rikkyo University, Japan, and author of Complexity in Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation (Multilingual Matters, 2016))

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Introduction and Overview: The Inescapable Confluence of Technology, Psychology and Second Language Learners and Users

    Pages 3-32

    Freiermuth, Mark R.

  • The Acquisition of Pragmatically Appropriate Requests by Second Language Learners of Spanish Using an Input-Based Virtual Environment

    Pages 35-62

    Collentine, Karina

  • Exploiting Vocabulary CALL Interventions to Operationalize and Test the Depth Levels of the Processing Model

    Pages 63-82

    Alzahrani, Saad (et al.)

  • The Cognitive and Psychological Effects of YouTube Video Captions and Subtitles on Higher-Level German Language Learners

    Pages 83-112

    Yang, Peter

  • Computer-Assisted Language Testing and Learner Behavior

    Pages 115-143

    Milliner, Brett (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users
Editors
  • Mark Freiermuth
  • Nourollah Zarrinabadi
Series Title
New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34212-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34212-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34211-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 620
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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