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The Ecology of Study Abroad for Language Learning: Synthesis and Interdisciplinary Insights

  • Author(s): Bird, Matthew T;
  • Rich, Peter J;
  • Yanchar, Stephen C
  • et al.
Abstract

This report presents a review of study abroad research conducted from an ecological perspective (Kramsch, 2003; Leather & van Dam, 2003; van Lier, 2004) and identifies areas of inquiry that are lacking compared to second language acquisition and other fields (i.e., linguistics, psychology). It identifies value-based views as a high-priority area of interest and draws on frameworks in other fields to outline how language learning research could effectively describe the moral ecology of study abroad for language learning.

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