Book Announcement: The Role of the Self in Language Learning

The Role of the Self in Language Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp175, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Role of the Self in Language Learning, edited by Sehnaz Sahinkarakas and Jülide Inozu.

The role played by concepts of the “Self” in the learning of languages has recently received increasing attention in academic studies. In the same way that fingerprints represent each person’s uniqueness, the self here is related to the uniqueness of learners, the way they receive and transmit their identity in the teaching and learning process. It is this uniqueness that brings dynamism, challenge and inspiration to learning and teaching. By focusing on language learners’ self-concept, this book foregrounds the role of the learner in the process of language learning. It presents a number of empirical studies that bring into focus various aspects of the self, and will, as such, be of interest to EFL teachers, researchers and the general reader interested in the self and its effects on learners’ approaches, motivation and interest in foreign language learning.

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About the Editors

Sehnaz Sahinkarakas is Associate Professor of English Language Education at Cag University, Turkey. She is mainly interested in language testing and assessment and individual differences of foreign language learners, specifically the role of individual differences in assessment contexts. She is a member of a number of language teaching and learning and assessment societies, and has published articles in various scholarly journals.

Jülide Inozu is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language Teaching at Cukurova University, Turkey, and is interested in the psychological perspectives of ELT, including individual learner differences in language learning, motivation, autonomy and belief. Her other research areas are instructional materials evaluation and adaptation, and the use of educational technology in teaching English. She has published articles on various aspects of affect in foreign language learning, and been involved in many EU projects and project partnerships with a number of European universities.


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