Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

This book "draws on extensive empirical data, including from lesser known varieties" and "puts forward a new account of a well-known diachronic phenomenon."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


Academic Paper


Title: Motivational Attitudes of ELT Students towards Using Computers for Writing and Communication
Paper URL: http://www.tewtjournal.org/VOL%2011/ISSUE3/ARTICLE3.pdf
Author: Ali Karakas
Email: click here TO access email
Homepage: http://abs.mehmetakif.edu.tr/akarakas
Institution: University of Southampton
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics
Abstract: This article will provide an overview of whether students have positive motivational attitudes towards the use of computers for writing and communication. Firstly, it summarizes the basic theories of motivation and then explains the relationship between language and motivation, and the use of computers and motivation. Then, it aims to explore the aspects of computer use that students find motivating and investigates the differences among these aspects for students having different backgrounds in terms of computer skills. /L//L/45 first grade ELT students of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University participated in the study. The data was collected through a questionnaire adapted from Warschauer (1996). The obtained data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-tests, Manova and Anova on SPSS. The findings indicated that participants mainly made use of computers for communication, learning, achievement and empowerment. Plus, their personal aspects, except for computer knowledge, related to computers, did not significantly affect the participants’ motivational attitudes towards the use of computers. There were not even significant differences between male and female participants in terms of being motivated to use computers and computer facilities for communication and writing. Finally, having or not having a computer at home was not a decisive factor influencing motivational attitudes of participants.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: KARAKAŞ, A. (2011). Motivational Attitudes of ELT Students towards Using Computers for Writing and Communication. The Journal of Teaching English with Technology, 11(3), 37-53.
URL: http://www.tewtjournal.org/VOL%2011/ISSUE3/ARTICLE3.pdf


Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page