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Jahan Khan T, Murad Sani A, Shaikh-Abdullah S. Motivation to Read in a Second Language: A Review of Literature . IJREE 2017; 2 (4)
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School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia
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Reading motivation is a well-researched topic in relation to first language literacy development due to its influence on both reading processes and outcomes. In second language reading, the role of motivation has not been as thoroughly explored. The aim of this review of literature is to highlight established studies as well as recent explorations in some recurring areas of first and second language reading motivation research. Focusing on reading in the English language, it provides an overview of the underlying components of reading motivation, and discusses internal and external factors that relate to students’ motivation to read. The article concludes by suggesting directions for further research in second language reading motivation, including conducting more qualitative studies, and exploring sociocultural influences and instructional practices that motivate or demotivate readers.  The review is mainly intended for potential second language reading researchers and practitioners who are relatively new to the topic.
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