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Pittaway, Daniel S. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2004
The article argues that Norton Peirce's (1995) concept of a language learner's investment should figure centrally in how instructors address the needs of adult learners in ESL classrooms. Investment is discussed in relation to second language acquisition research that addresses the role of social factors in second language acquisition. The article…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language)