Beliefs about Learning Portuguese as a Foreign Language – Multilingual Context

Da Silva, Antonio Marcio and Rottava, Lucia (2011) Beliefs about Learning Portuguese as a Foreign Language – Multilingual Context. In: Da Silva, K.A., ed. Crenças, discursos & linguagem II. Pontes Editores, Campinas, pp. 153-175. ISBN 978-85-7113-344-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter explores Portuguese as a Foreign Language (PE–FL) learners’ beliefs about language learning, by drawing on data gathered from learners’ questionnaires in the UK. Applying other studies on the beliefs of learners of other languages, this analysis explores the beliefs PE–FL students have about language learning, and how these vary according to each learner’s linguistic background. It compares the beliefs of monolingual and multilingual learners. Results suggest convergence between learners’ profiles and their beliefs about PE–FL, indicating that beliefs are not only related to ‘learning contexts’ but also to opportunities of interaction learners have in the target language. Its main contribution concerns PE–FL as L3 and/or L4.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Antonio M. Da Silva
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 17:34 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 13:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44054 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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