Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users

  • Mark R. Freiermuth
  • Nourollah Zarrinabadi

Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

  3. Processing and Pragmatics

  4. Emotional and Behavioral Constructs

  5. Language Learner Identity

  6. Attitudes and Perceptions

  7. Motivation and Willingness to Communicate

  8. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 595-595
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 605-620

About this book


This edited volume brings together large-scale research as well as case studies from a range of geographical contexts and represents a variety of educational settings involving second language learners and users. Its aim is to explore the interrelated issues of psychology and technology use in second language learning settings as well as in more autonomous environments. As language learning professionals continue to devote more time and attention to making various technological tools an integral part of the classroom, it is just as important to understand the influences that these tools have on the psychological state of the learners who use them. In consideration of this objective, the volume examines factors such as learner attitudes and motivation, emotion and behaviour, and the cognitive processes that are at play in the minds of the language users. This volume will be of interest not only to language teachers but also to researchers working in second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics, and educational psychology. 

Mark R. Freiermuth is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan.

Nourollah Zarrinabadi is Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Isfahan, Iran. 


second language acquisition (SLA) psychology of education language learning computer-assisted language learning (CALL) curriculum design psycholinguistics psychology of language learning motivation collaborative learning virtual environments flipped classroom learner attitudes

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark R. Freiermuth
    • 1
  • Nourollah Zarrinabadi
    • 2
  1. 1.Gunma Prefectural Women’s UniversityTamamura-machiJapan
  2. 2.Department of EnglishUniversity of IsfahanIsfahanIran

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