Review Motivational currents in language learning: Frameworks for focused interventions; Authors: Zoltán Dörnyei, Alastair Henry, Christine Muir; Publisher: Routledge, 2016; ISBN: 978-1-138-77732-3; Pages: 204

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Mirosław Pawlak

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Pawlak, M. (2017). Review Motivational currents in language learning: Frameworks for focused interventions; Authors: Zoltán Dörnyei, Alastair Henry, Christine Muir; Publisher: Routledge, 2016; ISBN: 978-1-138-77732-3; Pages: 204. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 7(1), 169-173. https://doi.org/10.14746/ssllt.2017.7.1.9
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Mirosław Pawlak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland

pawlakmi@amu.edu.pl

Mirosław Pawlak, Professor of English at the Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland; and the 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 (co-authored 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 (co-authored with Jakub Bielak, 2013, Springer), 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 (www.ssllt.amu.edu.pl), 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). He has been a supervisor and reviewer of doctoral and postdoctoral dissertations.

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