The psychology of the language learner revisited

Zoltán Dörnyei*, Stephen Ryan

*Corresponding author for this work

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755 Citations (Scopus)


Over the past decade, the focus of inquiry into the psychology of SLA has shifted from the analysis of various characteristics within individuals towards a greater consideration of individuals' dynamic interactions with diverse contexts. This revisit of the bestselling The Psychology of the Language Learner reflects on these developments by challenging some of the assumptions upon which the original text was based, maintaining the familiar structure of the original, while situating the discussion within a very different theoretical framework. Written in a lively, accessible style, the book considers how the field has evolved and maintains a keen eye on the future, suggesting exciting new directions for the psychology of SLA. The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited will appeal to students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including applied linguistics, second language acquisition, modern languages, and psychology.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages259
ISBN (Electronic)9781317699811
ISBN (Print)9781138018730
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 24
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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