Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)
Role of motivation in promoting oral delivery
Author(s): Mwahib Mohamed Mahmoud, Luhaib Hamid Khalaf
Abstract: Motivation is referred to by a number of linguists and psychologists as the most distinctive and indispensable tool in promoting learning. Much has been written about motivation and research has been undertaken in the field of psychology and modem languages (Morgan, 1993, p.63). Motivation, has actually, contributed to the development of social psychology and second language learning and language attitude research is an extensive tradition rooted in different disciplines such as psychology, socio-linguistics and the sociology of language. Modem language motivation investigation can be traced back to the 1930s. Since then there have been a large number of studies and most of them have focused not only on subject's evaluative reactions towards accents and languages but also on the cognitive and affective problems of language learning.