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    Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2022) Enjoyment. In: Li, S. and Hiver, P. and Papi, M. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Individual Differences. The Routledge Handbooks in Second Language Acquisition. London, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781032219141. (In Press)

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    Enjoyment has been described as the emotion that fuels the second language learning process and that boosts performance in the second language. This chapter shows how enjoyment emerged in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research in the second decade of the 21st century as a result of the dissemination of concepts from Positive Psychology and Educational Psychology in SLA. After a historical overview, the chapter focusses on the studies that have investigated the relationship between enjoyment, anxiety and motivation before delving into learner-internal and learner-external sources of variation in enjoyment. Particular attention is then given to the instruments used for measuring enjoyment before considering the pedagogical implications of this area of research. The chapter concludes with a number of suggestions for further research.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge.
    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: 23 Nov 2021 09:28
    Last Modified: 16 Nov 2023 01:10


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