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Learners’ anxiety in audiographic conferences: a discursive psychology approach to emotion talk

de los Arcos, Beatriz; Coleman, James A. and Hampel, Regine (2009). Learners’ anxiety in audiographic conferences: a discursive psychology approach to emotion talk. ReCALL, 21(1) pp. 3–17.

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Abstract

Success and failure in language learning are partly determined by the learners’ ability to regulate their emotions. Negative feelings are more likely to frustrate progress, while positive ones make the task of learning a second language (L2) a more effective experience. To date no significant body of research has been carried out into the role of anxiety in the field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The present study adopts discursive psychology (DP) as its methodological approach to examine anxiety not as a psychological state, but as a social construct in the context of an audiographic conferencing tool. After interviewing a sample of learners of Spanish at the Open University (OU), our findings reveal a strong connection between emotion and learner beliefs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning
ISSN: 0958-3440
Keywords: Distance language learning; anxiety; audiographic conferencing
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Education and Language Studies > Languages
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 14967
Depositing User: Regine Hampel
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2009 16:37
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2013 17:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/14967
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