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Author Gao, Xuesong.

Title Strategic language learning : the roles of agency and context / Xuesong (Andy) Gao
Published Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 179 pages) : illustrations
Series Second language acquisition
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England)
Contents Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Towards a Sociocultural Perspective on Strategic Learning; Chapter 3 Mainland Chinese Students' Migration to Hong Kong; Chapter 4 On the Chinese Mainland; Chapter 5 Learning English in Hong Kong; Chapter 6 Four Case Studies; Chapter 7 Agency and Context in Strategic Learning; Appendix 1: Interview Guide for the Arriving Mainland Chinese Undergraduates; Appendix 2: The Exit Interview Guide for Mainland Chinese Undergraduates; References; Index
Summary A monograph that reports on a longitudinal inquiry into mainland Chinese undergraduates' language learning experiences in an English medium university in a multilingual setting with a focus on their strategic language learning efforts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English language -- Acquisition -- Methodology.
English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Chinese speakers
English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- China.
Second language acquisition -- Methodology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009052775
ISBN 1847692435 (paperback; alk. paper)
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9781847692450 (electronic bk.)
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