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    Ideal self and ought-to self of simultaneous learners of multiple foreign languages

    Siridetkoon, P. and Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2018) Ideal self and ought-to self of simultaneous learners of multiple foreign languages. International Journal of Multilingualism 15 (4), pp. 313-328. ISSN 1479-0718.

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    This study explores the motivation of five university students who simultaneously studied L2 English and additional L3s (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) in a language specialist major in a Thai university. It aims to start filling the gap in research on the motivation of multiple language learners across their different languages. The findings show that while English did threaten some learners’ motivation to study other foreign languages (FLs), it also encouraged them to study other FLs. Learners of multiple FLs developed unique motivational systems in which the interrelationships of multiple motivations were dynamic and complex. Students’ motivation to study other FLs was mainly generated by the immediate need and the imagined future use of that particular language.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Motivation, L2 motivational self system, ideal self, ought-to self, third language acquisition, L3 motivation
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 16:19
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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