Motivational strategies, task effectiveness and incidental acquisition of second language vocabulary

Ajideh, Parviz, Rahimpour, Massoud, Amini, Davoud and Farrokhi, Farahman (2013) Motivational strategies, task effectiveness and incidental acquisition of second language vocabulary. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 4 5: 1044-1052. doi:10.4304/jltr.4.5.1044-1052


Author Ajideh, Parviz
Rahimpour, Massoud
Amini, Davoud
Farrokhi, Farahman
Title Motivational strategies, task effectiveness and incidental acquisition of second language vocabulary
Journal name Journal of Language Teaching and Research
ISSN 1798-4769
Publication date 2013-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4304/jltr.4.5.1044-1052
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Issue 5
Start page 1044
End page 1052
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oulu, Finland
Publisher Academy Publisher
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Current approaches to L2 motivation view language learning motivation as situated, dynamic and task-dependent (Pawlak, 2012). Despite the widespread recognition of motivation as a crucial variable in L2 acquisition, few studies have focused on the effect of motivational involvement of learners in an instructional setting, such as task-based language teaching context, on learning achievements. This study aimed at probing the effect of motivational strategies (Dornyei, 2001b) applied to the pre-task phase of task implementation on short-term and long-term retention and ease of activation of L2 vocabulary acquired incidentally as a result of engagement with a reading-while listening task. Multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) revealed that motivational strategies had an enhancing effect on both retention and ease of activation of L2 vocabulary upon the immediate post-test. However, the enhancement was not observed for long-term acquisition since there was a considerable decay of retention and ease of activation upon the delayed post-test. The results confirm the effectiveness of task-specific motivation in improving linguistic achievements. Nevertheless, it is argued that motivational strategies cannot be a single substitution for cognitive strategies.
Keyword Task motivation
Motivational strategies
Incidental acquisition
Second language vocabulary
Task-based language teaching
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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