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ERIC Number: EJ945457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Beliefs and Emotions in Foreign Language Learning
Aragao, Rodrigo
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v39 n3 p302-313 Sep 2011
From the argument that in languaging worlds are created (Aragao, 2005; Kalaja, 1995, 2003; Maturana and Varela, 2001; Nunez, 1997), this article aims at reflecting about the relationship between emotions and beliefs in foreign language learning. It is argued that beliefs and emotions in language learning/teaching are inter-related and can be observed in the way students conceive their classroom environment as they disclose feelings and core beliefs about themselves as students of English as a Foreign Language. Framed by the concepts of languaging, emotions and beliefs in a contextual and discursive approach, results of a qualitative study are presented in which data comes from narrative research documents and visual representations of students shedding light on the historical and situated interplay of beliefs and emotions. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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