Review of Demotivation in second language acquisition: Insights from Japan; Author: Keita Kikuchi; Publisher: Multilingual Matters, 2015; ISBN: 9781138783093946; Pages: 162

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Pawlak, M. (2017). Review of Demotivation in second language acquisition: Insights from Japan; Author: Keita Kikuchi; Publisher: Multilingual Matters, 2015; ISBN: 9781138783093946; Pages: 162. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 7(4), 721-725. https://doi.org/10.14746/ssllt.2017.7.4.9
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Mirosław Pawlak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz State University of Applied Sciences, Konin

pawlakmi@amu.edu.pl

Mirosław Pawlak, Professor of English; Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland; Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. He received his doctoral and post-doctoral degrees as well as his full professorship from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. His main areas of interest are SLA theory and research, form-focused instruction, corrective feedback, classroom discourse, learner autonomy, learning strategies, grammar learning strategies, motivation, willingness to communicate and pronunciation teaching. His recent publications include The Place of Form-focused Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom (2006, Adam Mickiewicz University Press), Production-oriented and Comprehension-based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom (with Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, 2012, Springer), Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom: Reconsidering the Issues (2014, Springer), Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom: Teaching English Tense and Aspect (with Jakub Bielak, 2013, Springer), Willingness to Communicate in Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Combining a macro- and micro-perspective (with Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, 2017, Multilingual Matters), as well as several edited collections on learner autonomy, form-focused instruction, speaking and individual learner differences. Mirosław Pawlak is the editor-in-chief of the journals Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching (http://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/ssllt), Konin Language Studies (http://www.ksj.pwsz.konin.edu.pl/?lang=en), and the book series Second Language Learning and Teaching (http://www.springer.com/series/10129).

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