Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Willingness to communicate in a multilingual context: part one, a time-serial study of developmental dynamics
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7789-9032
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7751-3942
2021 (English)In: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, ISSN 0143-4632, E-ISSN 1747-7557, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In many contexts of multilingualism, language learners can initiate communication in the target language (TL), or a contact language (such as English). Patterns of use emerging from these choices affect TL development. They also vary between individuals. Willingness to communicate (WTC) needs to be investigated in ways that capture these variations. So far, WTC has not been studied in multilingual contexts, or using individual-level longitudinal designs. Employing a single-case, time-serial design and focused on a critical period of TL growth, this study explores WTC trajectories of adult learners of Swedish for whom the TL and English provide viable communication options in community interaction. Change point and moving window correlational analyses reveal the operation of mutually interacting influences that shape WTC and have system-level effects. With light shed on processes at the developmental timescale, findings are discussed in the context of language choice, co-evolution, and the trait-state dichotomy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2021. p. 1-20
Keywords [en]
Willingness to communicate; process dynamics; language choice; migration; multilingualism; multilinguals
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-17115DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2021.1931248ISI: 000663645400001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85108295481OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-17115DiVA, id: diva2:1622079
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 201803559Available from: 2021-12-21 Created: 2021-12-21 Last updated: 2023-01-25

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2126 kB)318 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2126 kBChecksum SHA-512
8eb776a9feb38d634bd80c66fb7405557b55c8a8828a5a018674eaa88397137d01509ddfe5ca4d6dfaad691d4ad45ecaa62c4366d2f6d4c79f83dd03014b2705
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Henry, AlastairThorsen, Cecilia

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Henry, AlastairThorsen, Cecilia
By organisation
Division for Educational Science and Languages
In the same journal
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Pedagogical Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 318 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 73 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf