Identity, motivation, and multilingual education in Asian contexts

Mark Feng TENG, Lixun WANG

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Abstract

This book investigates how learners’ motivations and identities are constructed in the process of learning and using multiple languages in Asian contexts. It presents examples of multilingual contexts in different parts of Asia and illustrates various achievements and challenges associated with multilingual education. Drawing on recent theoretical developments regarding learners’ motivations and identities in language learning-related research, this book uncovers learners’ motivations that underlie their decisions of learning multiple languages in Asian contexts. It incorporates conceptual interpretations of learners’ motivations and identities in multilingual education.
Through empirical studies, the authors offer conceptual interpretations on emerging concepts such as dual-motivation system, motivation dynamics, motivational transformation episodes, and hierarchies of identities. In addition to being highly relevant to applied linguistics, this book is a valuable reference for every university and college library that serves a faculty or school of education. Copyright © 2020 Bloomsbury Academic.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
ISBN (Electronic)9781350099678, 9781350099661
ISBN (Print)9781350099654, 135009966X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Feb 2020

Citation

Teng, M. F., & Wang, L. (2020). Identity, motivation, and multilingual education in Asian contexts. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

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