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September 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Linguistics Colloquium | Alumna Akiding on L2 Motivation, Anxiety and Intended Effort among Learners of African Languages, Sept. 27

Magdalyne Oguti Akiding, portrait

Magdalyne Oguti Akiding

The Linguistics Colloquium series presents Magdalyne Oguti Akiding discussing “L2 Motivation, Anxiety and Intended Effort among learners of African languages in the United States ” on Friday, Sept. 27, from 12:55 to 1:55 p.m. in Gordy 301.

Akiding was a TA in Ohio University’s Swahili program and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University.

Abstract: Following the L2 Motivational Self System (L2MSS) framework by Dörnyei (2005, 2009), this study investigated the nature of second language (L2) motivation for learners of African languages in the United States and the relationships between learners’ L2 motivation and L2 learning experience, L2 learning anxiety, and intended effort. Results show that the ideal L2 self is the strongest motivator for this group of students.

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