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Title: The Role of Intercultural Contact in Foreign Language Learner Motivation
Authors: Rivers, Damian
Abstract: Due in part to advances in communication technologies, multilingual and multicultural groups who have traditional remained apart are now being forced to integrate and live closer together. This process of intercultural contact can be said to impact upon linguistic processes and behaviours, as well as perceptions of self-identity (Pavlenko & Lantolf, 2000). Within the Japanese university context much is often made of the lack of opportunity for students to engage in communicative L2 dialogue and intercultural contact outside of the formal language-learning classroom. This presentation will showcase the results of a study which adopted a quantitative approach to assessing the impact which direct and in-direct forms of intercultural contact have upon the motivational intent/study intensity of a sample of 600 Japanese university students. Building upon previous motivational research which has centralized the role of intercultural contact (Csizér & Dörnyei, 2005; Csizér & Kormos, 2008; Dörnyei, 2001), the study aimed to highlight the various opportunities provided for intercultural contact within the research institution as well as their overall contribution to the motivational intent/study intensity of the students.
Research Achievement Classification: 国際会議/International Conference
Type: Conference Paper
Peer Review: あり/yes
Solo/Joint Author(s): 単著/solo
Date: 5-Dec-2010
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