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Personality in Second Language Acquisition

  1. Jean-Marc Dewaele

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0904

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Dewaele, J.-M. 2012. Personality in Second Language Acquisition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The intuition that certain stable and distinctive personality traits may be linked to success in second language acquisition (SLA) has proved irresistible among many foreign-language teachers and applied linguists over recent decades.


  • applied psychology;
  • second language acquisition;
  • multilingualism