The ideal L2 selves of Japanese learners of English
Ryan, Stephen (2008) The ideal L2 selves of Japanese learners of English. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis attempts to reinterpret language learning motivation through a consideration of the possibilities of applying theories of the self to L2 motivation theory. There were two overriding aims guiding my research; firstly to empirically test theoretical proposals suggesting that the concept of an ideal L2 self may represent a more effective base for understanding L2 motivation, and secondly to explore the possibilities suggested by this approach within the context of the Japanese English learning context.
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