Attitudes, Orientations and Motivations in Language Learning
Motivation is one of the key learner characteristics that determine the rate and success of language learning. This volume addresses motivation in language learning -- motives associated with certain features of the language, the language learner, and the learning situation. * Discusses and dissects the intriguingly complex characteristic of motivation in the process of language learning. * Explores recent developments and the most important research directions in the field, including a selection of data--based studies by some of the best--known motivation researchers.