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Foreign Language Anxiety In The Context Of Foreign Language Oral Performance, Language And Pronunciation Learning Strategies

Magdalena Szyszka
Published 2017 · Psychology

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The aim of this chapter is to provide a theoretical background for the concept of language anxiety, emphasising the context of L2 oral performance and pronunciation. Thus, the construct of general anxiety is first explored and the definition of anxiety is analysed. Subsequently, the term foreign language anxiety is examined for the purpose of establishing its working definition. Next, a typology of causes of language anxiety experienced by L2 learners is proposed in order to fully grasp the complexity of the construct.

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