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ERIC Number: EJ1164186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
L2 Selves, Emotions, and Motivated Behaviors
Teimouri, Yasser
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v39 n4 p681-709 Dec 2017
This study has aimed to investigate language learners' emotional experiences through the lens of L2 future self-guides. To that end, the L2 motivational self system was chosen as the theoretical framework to relate learners' emotions to their L2 selves. However, due to inconsistent results of past research concerning the motivational role of the ought-to L2 self, a revision of the model is proposed, discussed theoretically, and tested empirically. The results revealed a trichotomous model of L2 selves--ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self/own, and ought-to L2 self/others--with distinct motivational profles. Furthermore, different types of L2 self-discrepancies were found to result in different emotional reactions on the part of L2 learners. Overall, the study provides a clearer picture of L2 learners' emotions and their motivation in second language acquisition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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