Success and failure in second language learning (SLL) [ 2003 - 2005 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr I Piller

Brief description Why do some people succeed in learning a second language to very high levels and others fail miserably despite the fact that both groups may have set out with similarly positive attitudes and high levels of motivation? This research project focuses on the social contexts in which second language learning takes place. It aims to provide an insider account of what it is like to be a successful or unsuccessful L2 user. It will describe the linguistic and discursive resources language learners have access to, and the ways in which such access is structured in the communities they participate in.

Funding Amount $160,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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