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dc.contributor.authorKaypak, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOrtaçtepe, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:56:39Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:56:39Z
dc.date.issued2014-02en_US
dc.identifier.issn0346-251X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/11021
dc.description.abstractThe English language used to be specific to English-speaking countries such as the U.S.; however, it has evolved to become the new lingua franca all around the world. Considering the growing number of students studying abroad in English as a lingua franca (ELF) communities, the present study aimed to investigate the relationship between Turkish exchange students’ beliefs about English language learning and their study abroad sojourns in ELF contexts. The data were collected mainly through three instruments: language learner belief questionnaire (LLBQ), elicited journals, and a study abroad perception questionnaire (SAPQ). The quantitative and qualitative results revealed three important findings. First, there is a bi-directional relationship between students’ pre- and post-beliefs about English language learning and their perceptions of study abroad experiences. Second, Turkish exchange students’ overall beliefs remained almost the same across pre- and post-study abroad, suggesting that students might need stays longer than five months to have any observable changes in their beliefs about language learning. Third, although the current study’s participants reported a commitment toward native-speaker norms, they shifted their focus from accuracy to intelligibility, which helped them achieve their ultimate goal, that is, successful interaction in ELF communities.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSystemen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2014.01.005en_US
dc.subjectEnglish as a lingua franca (ELF)en_US
dc.subjectELF communitiesen_US
dc.subjectStudy abroaden_US
dc.subjectLanguage learner beliefsen_US
dc.titleLanguage learner beliefs and study abroad: a study on English as a lingua franca (ELF)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentM.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Languageen_US
dc.citation.spage355en_US
dc.citation.epage367en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber42en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.system.2014.01.005en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US


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