Zoltán Dörnyei

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Zoltán Dörnyei
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Zoltán Dörnyei, August 2012
Born (1960-03-11) 11 March 1960 (age 57)
Budapest, Hungary
Residence Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England
Nationality Hungarian
Alma mater Eötvös Loránd University
Website www.zoltandornyei.co.uk
Institutions Eötvös Loránd University
University of Nottingham
Main interests
Second-language acquisition, Motivation in second-language learning
Notable ideas
L2 Motivational Self System, Directed Motivational Currents

Zoltán Dörnyei (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈzoltaːn ˈdørɲɛi]) is a Professor of Psycholinguistics at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.[1] He is renowned for his work on second-language acquisition and the psychology of the language learner, in particular on motivation in second-language learning, having published numerous books and papers on these topics.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Dörnyei was educated in Hungary and completed his PhD in Psycholinguistics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. He began his career at the School of English and American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in 1988. In 1998, he moved to the United Kingdom and after two years at Thames Valley University, he took up a position at the School of English, University of Nottingham.[4][5]

Academic Awards[edit]

  • Highly Commended Award of the English-Speaking Union’s HRH The Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards (2014)
  • Henry Osborn Award of Cornerstone University, USA (2011)
  • Ben Warren International House Trust Prize (2010)
  • ILTA Best Paper Award (2006)[6]
  • Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize of the Modern Association of America (1999)
  • Distinguished Research Award of the American TESOL Organization (1998)
  • Gombócz Zoltán Award of the Hungarian Association of Linguists (1994)

Notable alumni[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

See a full bibliography on Dörnyei's personal homepage [1].

Main Monographs[edit]

  • Dörnyei, Z., Henry, A., & Muir, C. (2016). Motivational currents in language learning: Frameworks for focused interventions. New York: Routledge.
  • Dörnyei. Z., & Ryan, S. (2015). The psychology of the language learner revisited. New York: Routledge.
  • Arnold, J., Dörnyei. Z., & Pugliese, C. (2015). The Principled Communicative Approach: Seven criteria for success. London: Helbling.
  • Dörnyei. Z., MacIntyre, P., & Henry, A. (Eds.) (2015). Motivational dynamics in language learning. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Dörnyei. Z., & Kubanyiova, M. (2014). Motivating students, motivating teachers: Building vision in the language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wong, M. S., Kristjánsson, C., & Dörnyei, Z. (Eds.). (2013). Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT. New York: Routledge.
  • Dörnyei, Z. & Ushioda, E. (2011). Teaching and researching motivation (2nd ed.). Harlow: Longman.
  • Dörnyei, Z. (2010). Questionnaires in second language research: Construction, administration, and processing (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
  • Dörnyei, Z. (2009). The psychology of second language acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dörnyei, Z., & Ushioda, E. (Eds.). (2009). Motivation, language identity and the L2 self. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Dörnyei, Z. (2007). Research methods in applied linguistics: Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dörnyei, Z., Csizér, K., & Németh, N. (2006). Motivation, language attitudes and globalisation: A Hungarian perspective. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.
  • Dörnyei, Z. (2005). The psychology of the language learner: Individual differences in second language acquisition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Dörnyei, Z., & Murphey, T. (2003). Group dynamics in the language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dörnyei, Z. (2001). Motivational strategies in the language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ehrman, M., & Dörnyei, Z. (1998). Interpersonal dynamics in second language education: The visible and invisible classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kormos, J. (2013). Dörnyei, Zoltán. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (on-line). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. ^ Dörnyei, Z. (2016). From English language teaching to psycholinguistics: A story of three decades. In R. Ellis (Ed.), Becoming and being an applied linguist: The life histories of some applied linguists (pp. 119-135). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  3. ^ http://www.zoltandornyei.co.uk/
  4. ^ "Official University website for Zoltán Dörnyei". 
  5. ^ Dörnyei, Z. (2016). From English language teaching to psycholinguistics: A story of three decades. In R. Ellis (Ed.), Becoming and being an applied linguist: The life histories of some applied linguists (pp. 119-135). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  6. ^ "2006 ILTA Best Paper Award". International Language Testing Association. 2 July 2006. 

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