ERIC Number: EJ1069919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reenvisioning Language Anxiety in the Globalized Classroom through a Social Imaginary Lens
De Costa, Peter I.
Language Learning, v65 n3 p504-532 Sep 2015
The last three decades have witnessed a notable growth in research on affect. Among the various affective variables, foreign language anxiety has been heavily studied. This interest in foreign language anxiety is consistent with increased attention to emotions in the neurosciences, cognitive psychology, and the social sciences. Instead of attempting to establish a grand unified theory on affect, this article focuses on and reenvisions the affective variable of language anxiety while recognizing that second language acquisition has benefited much from earlier research insights. In taking an interdisciplinary approach and drawing on the notion of the social imaginary, this study also seeks to expand the field's current theoretical horizon and respond to calls for epistemological diversity in the field of second language acquisition.
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Affective Behavior, Neurosciences, Cognitive Psychology, Learning Theories, Communication (Thought Transfer), Language Research
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