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Schmidt, Richard

  1. Janny Leung

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1038

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Leung, J. 2012. Schmidt, Richard. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Richard W. Schmidt (1941– ) is a versatile linguist whose primary research area is in the role of cognitive and affective factors, such as attention, awareness, and motivation, in adult second language acquisition (SLA) and foreign-language learning.


  • applied psychology;
  • cognitive science;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • second language acquisition