Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2017/Multilingual motivation

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Hi, I see that you haven't started your topic yet but I can say that you have a very interesting topic to work on here. A lot of journal articles to choose from in fact. As I bilingual myself, I would suggest that you conduct a cross-cultural research. This way you will be having an in-depth understanding of the topic since I believe that motivation varies across culture. --May EJ20 (discusscontribs) 03:14, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

This topic is really cool, I'm currently studying Japanese at ANU alongside Psych and Graphics at UC and am heading to Japan tomorrow. Personally I've always been interested in Japan, but the decision to study it at a university level has come from a desire to be fluent in something other than English. I'd love to be fluent in Japanese and French by the time I'm 30, and honestly I'm not sure why, so I'm really keen to see what you come up with. I think it might have something to do with the desire to be more wholly part of another group of people and break down a barrier that makes enriched immersion difficult. It could be helpful to look at some stats on the most popular language choices from people in different areas, and see if there's any geographical influence or if it's more social. --Taylormeggles (discusscontribs) 10:14, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

I also believe that there are several factors that influence the level of motivation of an individual to learn a new language/s. As I have observed, geographical location is indeed one of them. Also, the prestige of the language that one wants to learn is also of significance. In the Philippines, for example, people are motivated to learn English to be able to get a good job and become a respected member of the society. Now, you have culture, geographical location and language prestige that might help you with your research. --May EJ20 (discusscontribs) 15:10, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, this seems like a really interesting topic. I grew up learning two languages myself so I'm interested to see how you develop this topic! I did some quick research into the benefits of knowing multiple languages and this is what I found. Kroll, J. F., & Dussias, P. E. (2017). The benefits of multilingualism to the personal and professional development of residents of the US. Foreign Language Annals, 50(2), 248-259. doi:10.1111/flan.12271. This article talks about the benefits in a personal and professional setting and it is is also a very recent study! Hope this helps!--U3133258 (discusscontribs) 02:51, 16 October 2017 (UTC) 1:51 PM, 16 October 2017

Hello, this sounds like a really interesting topic. I found a really cool TED-Ed animation on the benefits of bilingualism that might a good to add to your external links. Hope it helps- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMmOLN5zBLY AnnetaJ (discusscontribs) 08:04, 21 October 2017 (UTC)


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-- Jtneill - Talk - c 02:57, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, you have chosen really interesting topic. People can motivate to learn another language that is reallly important. As I can see you have not finish your book chapter editing, you have your draft and plan which you will be editing. References are important I assume that you will be editing as well. I have provided for you a link you may found that useful source for your book chapter. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/language-teaching/article/motivation-in-second-and-foreign-language-learning/CF6301F6C401F2CB511529925B298004 --Gamze101 (discusscontribs) 01:40, 22 October 2017 (UTC)