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What motivates language learning?

An article has been published by the Guardian, discussing some recent findings in language learning motivation research, which help us to understand what happens in the brain when we try to learn a language and how this drives our language learning.

Research presented in the article includes work undertaken by researchers in the University of California’s Neurobiology of Language Research Group that builds on the theory of ‘interactional instinct’, showing that children become motivated to learn their primary language through their innate interactional instinct with their caregivers.

To read the article in full, visit the Guardian website.

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