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Zoltán Dörnyei

Professor of Psycholinguistics, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

_MA PhD (Budapest)

Originally coming from Hungary, I have been living in the UK since 1998 and have been working at Nottingham University since 2000.

My personal website, http://www.zoltandornyei.co.uk, contains many of my publications in a DOWNLOADABLE form.

Expertise Summary

My primary research interest is the nature and impact of motivation within the broad domain of second language acquisition. I have also conducted research on other psychological issues affecting the language learning process, and have written two books on research methodology.

My secondary research interest concerns the interrelationship of faith and second language acquisition, and I have also done some more general work on biblical interpretation.

  • Outreach and Public Engagement

I regularly conduct teacher training seminars and workshops, and over the past two decades I have given presentations at international conferences for language teachers in over a dozen countries.

Teaching Summary

In my teaching I draw on a combination of linguistic and psychological theories to explain various aspects of learning and teaching English as a second language.

  • Undergraduate modules taught

I am involved in the team-taught first-year module, Language and Context.

  • Postgraduate modules taught

Most of my teaching is at the postgraduate level. In our MA courses I am offering two modules, one on research methodology, the other on group dynamics and motivation. I also have a large group of PhD students specializing in various aspects of the psychology of second language acquisition.

Research Summary

Currently I am most interested in the dynamic changes in learners' motivational disposition. I have been using Complex Dynamic Systems Theory to conceptualize individual differences in a situated and… read more

Selected Publications

  • DÖRNYEI. Z. and KUBANYIOVA, M., 2013. Motivating students, motivating teachers: Building vision in the language classroom Cambridge University Press. (In Press.)
  • HADFIELD, J. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2013. Motivating learning Longman.
  • WONG, M. S., KRISTJÁNSSON, C. and DÖRNYEI, Z., eds., 2013. Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT Routledge.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. The psychology of second language acquisition Oxford University Press.

I am interested in supervising students in areas that are at the interface of psychology and linguistics, with a specific focus on the acquisition and use of foreign languages. Some topics that my current PhD students are working on include:

  • The L2 Motivational Self System
  • The motivational impact of using sacred texts in TEFL
  • Motivation and materials design
  • The relationship between emotion and motivation in instructed second language acquisition
  • Language teacher motivation
  • Motivational dynamics in SLA
  • Directed Motivational Currents (DMCs) in long-term language learning behaviour
  • Agency and motivation in SLA

Current Research

Currently I am most interested in the dynamic changes in learners' motivational disposition. I have been using Complex Dynamic Systems Theory to conceptualize individual differences in a situated and temporarily evolving manner. My second current research area is the examination of "vision" (including imagery) and its role in motivating long-term action.

DOWNLOADABLE PUBLICATIONS - please click on this link for a list of my publications, many of which are downloadable.

  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2014. Motivation. In: CELCE-MURCIA, M., BRINTON, D. M. and SNOW, M. A., eds., Teaching English as a second or foreign language 4th. National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning. 518-531
  • HADFIELD, J. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2013. Motivating learning Longman.
  • WONG, M. S., KRISTJÁNSSON, C. and DÖRNYEI, Z., eds., 2013. Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT Routledge.
  • RYAN, S. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2013. The long-term evolution of language motivation and the L2 self. In: BERNDT, A., ed., Fremdsprachen in der Perspektive lebenslangen Lernens Peter Lang. 89-100
  • LEPP-KAETHLER, E. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2013. The role of sacred texts in enhancing motivation and living the vision in second language acquisition. In: WONG, M. S., KRISTJÁNSSON, C. and DÖRNYEI, Z., eds., Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT Routledge. 171-188
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., WONG, M. S. and KRISTJÁNSSON, C., 2013. Faith and SLA: An emerging area of inquiry. In: WONG, M. S., KRISTJÁNSSON, C. and DÖRNYEI, Z., eds., Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT Routledge. 267-272
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2013. Communicative Language Teaching in the twenty-first century: The ‘Principled Communicative Approach’. In: ARNOLD, J. and MURPHEY, T., eds., Meaningful action: Earl Stevick's influence on language teaching Cambridge University Press. 161-171
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2013. Researching complex dynamic systems: ‘Retrodictive qualitative modelling’ in the language classroom Language Teaching. (In Press.)
  • DÖRNYEI. Z. and KUBANYIOVA, M., 2013. Motivating students, motivating teachers: Building vision in the language classroom Cambridge University Press. (In Press.)
  • USHIODA, E. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2012. Motivation. In: GASS, S. and MACKEY, A., eds., The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition Routledge. 396-409
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and CSIZÉR, K., 2012. How to design and analyze surveys in SLA research?. In: MACKEY, A. and GASS, S., eds., Research methods in second language acquisition: A practical guide Wiley-Blackwell. 74-94
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2012. Motivation in language learning Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z and USHIODA, E., 2011. Teaching and researching motivation 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2011. Motivação em ação: Buscando uma conceituação processual da motivação de alunos. In: BARCELOS, A. M. F., ed., Linguística aplicada: Reflexões sobre ensino e aprendizagem de língua materna e língua estrangeira Pomtes (Brazil). 199-236
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2011. Actituds, orientacions i motivacions en l’aprenentatge de llengües: progressos en els àmbits de la teoria, la recerca i les aplicacions. In: MARÍ, I. and STRUBELL, M., eds., La voluntat de comunicar, objectiu de les aules de llengües Editorial UOC, Barcelona. 133-154
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2011. Conceptualització de la voluntat de comunicar en una L2: un model situacional de confiança i afiliació en L2. In: MARÍ, I. and STRUBELL, M., eds., La voluntat de comunicar, objectiu de les aules de llengües Editorial UOC, Barcelona. 27-58
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2011. Creació d’un entorn motivador a l’aula. In: MARÍ, I. and STRUBELL, M., eds., La voluntat de comunicar, objectiu de les aules de llengües Editorial UOC, Barcelona. 181-198
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2011. Processos psicològics en l’aprenentatge lingüístic cooperatiu: la dinàmica de grups i la motivació. In: MARÍ, I. and STRUBELL, M., eds., La voluntat de comunicar, objectiu de les aules de llengües Editorial UOC, Barcelona. 199-220
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2010. Researching motivation: From integrativeness to the ideal L2 self. In: HUNSTON, S. and OAKEY, D., eds., Introducing applied linguistics: Concepts and skills London: Routledge. 74-83
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2010. Questionnaires in second language research: Construction, administration, and processing 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2010. The relationship between language aptitude and language learning motivation: Individual differences from a dynamic systems perspective. In: MACARO, E., ed., Continuum companion to second language acquisition London: Continuum. 247-267
  • MURPHY, R. S. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2010. Where does psychology and second language acquisition research connect?: An interview with Zoltán Dörnyei Language Teacher. 34(2), 19-23
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and USHIODA, E., eds., 2009. Motivation, language identity and the L2 self Bristol: Multilingual Matters. (In Press.)
  • USHIODA, E. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. Motivation, language identities and the L2 self: A theoretical overview. In: DÖRNYEI, Z. and USHIODA, E., eds., .), Motivation, language identity and the L2 self Bristol: Multilingual Matters. 1-8 (In Press.)
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. Motivation and the vision of knowing a second language. In: BEAVEN, B., ed., IATEFL 2008: Exeter conference selections Canterbury: IATEFL. 16-22 (In Press.)
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. Individual differences: interplay of learner characteristics and learning environment Language Learning: A Journal of Research in Language Studies. 59(SUPP/1), 230-248
  • GUILLOTEAUX, M. J. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. Reply to Rod Ellis’s comment on “Motivating language learners: A classroom-oriented investigation of the effects of motivational strategies on student motivation” TESOL Quarterly. 43(1), 109-111
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. The English language and the Word of God. In: WONG, M. S. and CANAGARAJAH, A. S., eds., Christian and critical English language educators in dialogue: Pedagogical and ethical dilemmas Routledge. 154-157
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and TSENG, W.-T., 2009. Motivational processing in interactional tasks. In: MACKEY, A. and POLIO, C., eds., Multiple perspectives on interaction: Second language research in honor of Susan M. Gass London: Routledge. 117-134
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. The psychology of second language acquisition Oxford University Press.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. The L2 Motivational Self System. In: DÖRNYEI, Z. and USHIODA, E., eds., Motivation, language identity and the L2 self Multilingual Matters. 9-42
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2009. The English language and the Word of God. In: WONG, M.S and CANAGARAJAH, S., eds., Christian and critical English language educators in dialogue: Pedagogical and ethical dilemmas New York: Routledge. 154-157
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2008. Estratègies de motivació a l'aula de llengües [Catalan translation of Motivational strategies in the language classroom] Barcelona, Spain: Editorial UOC. (In Press.)
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2008. 외국어 연구를 위한 설문지 작성 방법론 [Korean translation of Questionnaires in second language research] Seoul: Hankook Munhwasa. (In Press.)
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2008. Estrategias de motivación en el aula de lenguas [Spanish translation of Motivational strategies in the language classroom] Barcelona, Spain: Editorial UOC.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2008. New ways of motivating foreign language learners: Generating vision Links. 38(Winter), 3-4 (In Press.)
  • GUILLOTEAUX, M. J. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2008. Motivating language learners: A classroom-oriented investigation of the effects of motivational strategies on student motivation TESOL Quarterly. 42(1), 55-77
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2007. Research methods in applied linguistics: quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • CHENG, H.-F. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2007. The use of motivational strategies in language instruction: The case of EFL teaching in Taiwan Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. 1(1), 153-174
  • DÖRNYEI, Z, 2007. Creating a motivating classroom environment. In: CUMMINS, J. and DAVISON, C., eds., The International Handbook of English Language Teaching New York : Springer. 639-651.
  • TSENG, W.T., DÖRNYEI, Z. and SCHMITT, N., 2006. A New Approach to Assessing Strategic Learning: The Case of Self-Regulation in Vocabulary Acquisition Applied Linguistics. VOL 27(NUMBER 1), 78-102
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., CSIZÉR, K. and NÉMETH, N., 2006. Motivation, language attitudes, and globalisation: a Hungarian perspective Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2006. Individual differences in second language acquisition AILA Review. 19, 42-68
  • DÖRNYEI, Z and MURPHEY, T., 2006. Talde-dinamika hizkuntz ikasgelan [Basque translation of Group dynamics in the language classroom] Donostia, Spain: HABE.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2006. 外国語教育学のための質問紙調査入門―作成・実施・データ処理 [Japanese translation of 'Questionnaires in second language research'] Tokyo: Shohakusha Publishing Co..
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2005. The psychology of the language learner: individual differences in second language acquisition Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and CSIZÉR, K., 2005. The Effects of Intercultural Contact and Tourism on Language Attitudes and Language Learning Motivation Journal of Language and Social Psychology. VOL 24(PART 4), 327-357
  • SHOAIB, A. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2005. Affect in life-long learning: Exploring L2 motivation as a dynamic process. In: BENSON, P. and NUNAN, D., eds., Learners' stories: Difference and diversity in language learning Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 22-41.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2005. 動機づけを高める英語指導ストラテジ [Japanese translation of 'Motivational strategies in the language classroom'] Tokyo : Taishukan Publishing.
  • CSIZÉR, K.. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2005. Language Learners' Motivational Profiles and Their Motivated Learning Behavior Language Learning. VOL 55(NUMBER 4), 613-659
  • CSIZÉR, K.. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2005. The Internal Structure of Language Learning Motivation and Its Relationship with Language Choice and Learning Effort Modern Language Journal. VOL 89(NUMBER 1), 19-36
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2005. Teaching and researching motivation (Chinese edition) Beijing : Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  • SCHMITT, N., DÖRNYEI, Z., ADOLPHS, S. and DUROW, V., 2004. Knowledge and Acquisition of Formulaic Sequences: A Longitudinal Study. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., Formulaic Sequences: Acquisition, Processing and Use Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 55-86.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., DUROW, V. and ZAHRAN, K., 2004. Individual differences and their effect on formulaic sequence acquisition. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., Formulaic Sequences Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 87-106.
  • KORMOS, J. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2004. The interaction of linguistic and motivational variables in second language task performance Zeitschrift für interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht. 9(2),
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2004. Motibazio-estrategiak hizkuntz ikasgelan [Basque translation of Motivational strategies in the language classroom] Donostia, Spain : HABE.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and MURPHEY, T., 2003. Group dynamics in the language classroom Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., ed., 2003. Attitudes, orientations and motivations in language learning. Oxford : Blackwell.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2003. Questionnaires in second language research : Construction, administration, and processing Mahwah, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and SKEHAN, P., 2003. Individual differences in second language learning. In: DOUGHTY, C. J. and LONG, M. H., eds., The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition Oxford : Blackwell. 589-630.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2003. Attitudes, orientations, and motivations in language learning: Advances in theory, research, and applications. In: DORNYEI, Z., ed., Attitudes, orientations, and motivations in language learning Oxford : Blackwell. 3-32
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2002. The motivational basis of language learning tasks. In: ROBINSON, P., ed., Individual differences and instructed language learning Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 137-158.
  • COHEN, A. D. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 2002. Focus on the language learner: Motivation, styles, and strategies. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., An introduction to applied linguistics London: Edward Arnold. 170-190.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2002. Much more than carrot and stick. Guardian Weekly. 166(5), 6
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2002. Researching L2 motivation in the 21 st century. In: CREW, V., DAVISON, C. and MAR, B., eds., Reflecting on Language in Education Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education. 1-19.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and CSIZÉR, K., 2002. Some Dynamics of Language Attitudes and Motivation: Results of a Longitudinal Nationwide Survey Applied Linguistics. VOL 23(PART 4), 421-462
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2002. Wie motiviere ich richtig? Fremdsprache Deutsch. 26, 16-17
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and SCHMIDT, R., eds., 2001. Motivation and second language acquisition Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and CLEMENT, R., 2001. Motivational characteristics of learning different target languages: Results of a nationwide survey. In: DÖRNYEI, Z. and SCHMIDT, R., eds., Motivation and second language acquisition Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press. 399-432.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2001. New themes and approaches in second language motivation research Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. VOL 21, 43-59
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2001. Teaching and researching motivation Harlow : Longman.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2001. Motivational strategies in the language classroom Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2000. Motivation in action: Towards a process-oriented conceptualisation of student motivation British Journal of Educational Psychology. VOL 70(PART 4), 519-538
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and KORMOS, J., 2000. The role of individual and social variables in oral task performance Language Teaching Research. VOL 4(PART 3), 275-300
  • DÖRNYEI, Z, 2000. Motivation. In: BYRAM, M., ed., Routledge encyclopedia of language teaching and learning London: Routledge. 425-432.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 2000. Motivation theories.. In: BYRAM, M., ed., Routledge encyclopedia of language teaching and learning London: Routledge. 432-435.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and MALDEREZ, A., 1999. Group dynamics in foreign language learning and teaching. In: ARNOLD, J., ed., Affective language learning Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 155-169.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 1999. Motivation. In: VERSCHUEREN, J., ÖSTMANN, J-O., BLOMMAERT, J. and BULCAEN, C., eds., Handbook of pragmatics Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 1-22.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 1999. Motivation.. In: SPOLSKY, B., ed., Concise encyclopedia of educational linguistics Oxford: Pergamon Press. 525-532.
  • EHRMAN, M. E. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 1998. Interpersonal dynamics in second language education: The visible and invisible classroom Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and CSIZÉR, K., 1998. Ten commandments for motivating language learners: Results of an empirical study Language Teaching Research. 2, 203-229
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., CELCE-MURCIA, M. and THURRELL, S., 1998. On directness in communicative language teaching TESOL Quarterly. 32, 116-119
  • KORMOS, J. and DÖRNYEI, Z., 1998. Problem-solving mechanisms in L2 communication: A Psycholinguistic perspective Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 20, 349-385
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., 1998. Motivation in second and foreign language learning. Language Teaching. 31, 117-135
  • MACINTYRE, P., CLEMENT, P., DÖRNYEI, Z. and NOELS, K., 1998. Conceptualizing willingness to communicate in a L2: A situated model of confidence and affiliation. Modern Language Journal. 82, 545-562
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and MALDEREZ, A., 1997. Group dynamics and foreign language teaching. System. 25, 65-81
  • DÖRNYEI, Z. and SCOTT, M. L., 1997. Communication strategies in a second language: Definitions and taxonomies Language Learning. 47, 173-210
  • DÖRNYEI, Z., CELCE-MURCIA, M. and THURRELL, S., 1997. Direct approaches in L2 instruction: A turning point in communicative language teaching? TESOL Quarterly. 31, 141-152

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