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Contradictory Others and the Habitus of Languages: Surveying the L2 Motivation Landscape in the United Kingdom

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Contradictory Others and the Habitus of Languages : Surveying the L2 Motivation Landscape in the United Kingdom. / Lanvers, Ursula.

In: The Modern Language Journal, Vol. 101, No. 3, 25.08.2017, p. 517-532.

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Lanvers, U 2017, 'Contradictory Others and the Habitus of Languages: Surveying the L2 Motivation Landscape in the United Kingdom', The Modern Language Journal, vol. 101, no. 3, pp. 517-532. https://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12410

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Lanvers, U. (2017). Contradictory Others and the Habitus of Languages: Surveying the L2 Motivation Landscape in the United Kingdom. The Modern Language Journal, 101(3), 517-532. https://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12410

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Lanvers U. Contradictory Others and the Habitus of Languages: Surveying the L2 Motivation Landscape in the United Kingdom. The Modern Language Journal. 2017 Aug 25;101(3):517-532. https://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12410

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Lanvers, Ursula. / Contradictory Others and the Habitus of Languages : Surveying the L2 Motivation Landscape in the United Kingdom. In: The Modern Language Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 101, No. 3. pp. 517-532.

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