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Article: Autonomous language learning against all odds

TitleAutonomous language learning against all odds
Authors
KeywordsAutonomous language learning
Belief
Case study research
Motivation
Strategic learning efforts
Issue Date2010
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/system
Citation
System, 2010, v. 38 n. 4, p. 580-590 How to Cite?
AbstractConceptualizing learners' individuality as dynamic and contextually situated, this paper reports on an inquiry that examined the genesis of a disabled learner's success in learning foreign languages on the Chinese mainland. Using source texts such as the learner's published diaries, letters and her autobiography, the inquiry revealed that language learning success could be explained by her unwavering will, unyielding beliefs and tenacious efforts in learning languages. Her narratives further unveiled the role that contextual conditions and the learner's agency played in shaping and reshaping her motivational discourses, learning beliefs and strategic efforts. These findings help illustrate how these crucial individual difference factors interact with each other in the language learning process. They also provide further food for thought for language learners and teachers in their efforts to identify means that sustain autonomous language learning efforts in difficult conditions. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141750
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.834
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.703
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dc.contributor.authorGao, XAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-27T03:00:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-27T03:00:16Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSystem, 2010, v. 38 n. 4, p. 580-590en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0346-251Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141750-
dc.description.abstractConceptualizing learners' individuality as dynamic and contextually situated, this paper reports on an inquiry that examined the genesis of a disabled learner's success in learning foreign languages on the Chinese mainland. Using source texts such as the learner's published diaries, letters and her autobiography, the inquiry revealed that language learning success could be explained by her unwavering will, unyielding beliefs and tenacious efforts in learning languages. Her narratives further unveiled the role that contextual conditions and the learner's agency played in shaping and reshaping her motivational discourses, learning beliefs and strategic efforts. These findings help illustrate how these crucial individual difference factors interact with each other in the language learning process. They also provide further food for thought for language learners and teachers in their efforts to identify means that sustain autonomous language learning efforts in difficult conditions. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/systemen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSystemen_HK
dc.subjectAutonomous language learningen_HK
dc.subjectBeliefen_HK
dc.subjectCase study researchen_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.subjectStrategic learning effortsen_HK
dc.titleAutonomous language learning against all oddsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailGao, XA: xsgao@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityGao, XA=rp01549en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.system.2010.09.011en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-78649633572&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume38en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage580en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridGao, XA=23099781400en_HK
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