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dc.contributor.authorCameron, DLen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-05T20:40:57Z
dc.date.available2017-03-05T20:40:57Z
dc.date.copyright2015-12-21en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of English Studies, vol.15(2), pp.61 - 80 (20)en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1578-7044en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1989-6131en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10362
dc.description.abstractThis article will discuss recent theories of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) and provide an overview of studies into this individual difference which have been conducted in both Iran and New Zealand (NZ). So far few qualitative studies have been carried out into WTC or have used permanent migrants as participants. The article reports on a longitudinal study of the WTC of a group of Iranian migrants to NZ. By means of questionnaires, observations, and individual semi-structured interviews conducted at six-month intervals, case studies of these learners in a NZ university English class were compiled. Their WTC was found to encompass such learner characteristics as confidence, motivation, and personality, and varied from country to country and semester to semester. Finally, this article discusses the contribution of this study to the WTC field of research, identifying the implications of these results for teachers of English in the ESL (English as a Second language/migrant) context and possible avenues for future research.
dc.publisherServicio de Publicaciones. Universidad de Murcia.
dc.rightsThe works are published in the online edition of the journal under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 (legal text). You can copy, use, distribute, transmit and publicly display, provided that: i) you cite the author and the original source of publication (magazine, editorial and URL of the work), ii) are not used for commercial purposes, iii ) mentions the existence and specifications of this license.
dc.subjectWillingness to communicate; Context; Anxiety; Personality; Motivation; Case study
dc.title‘In New Zealand I Feel More Confidence’: The Role of Context in the Willingness to Communicate (WTC) of Migrant Iranian English Language Learnersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.6018/ijes/2015/2/202981
aut.relation.endpage80
aut.relation.issue2en_NZ
aut.relation.pages20
aut.relation.startpage61
aut.relation.volume15en_NZ
pubs.elements-id196036


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