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Author Palmieri, Cristiana, 1966- author.

Title Identity trajectories of adult second language learners : learning Italian in Australia / Cristiana Palmieri.

Published Bristol ; Blue Ridge Summit : Multilingual Matters, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  458.0071094 PALM    DUE 08-11-19
 UniM Bail  458.0071094 PALM    DUE 30-11-19
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 08-02-2019.
Physical description x, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Second language acquisition ; 128.
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England) ; 128.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176) and index.
Contents Introduction: learning a language as an identity shaping journey -- L2 learning motivation, identity and community: reshaping social identity through L2 learning -- Learning Italian outside Italy: culture, lifestyle and Italophilia -- Learning Italian in Australia: theoretical framework and research method -- The ideal L2 self and Italian learning motivation: a quantitative investigation -- Community and identity: a qualitative exploration of drivers for learning Italian -- Italian learning in Australia: under the spell of a cultural icon.
Summary "This book explores the motivations of adult second language learners in continuing education settings. It focuses on their learning trajectories and related dynamics of identity development and will be useful to language teachers and researchers interested in the role of affective elements in successful adult language learning"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Italian language -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Second language acquisition.
Adult education -- Australia.
ISBN 9781788922197 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
1788922190 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
9781788922203 (electronic book)
9781788922210 (electronic book)