Interactional Feedback and the Impact of Attitude and Motivation on Noticing L2 Form

Mohammad Amin Bassiri


A number of second language (L2) studies have recently discovered the positive impacts of interactional feedback (IF) in L2 development by connecting the underlying processes such as noticing. The current study followed a two-fold purpose: first to examine the impact of IF on noticing question forms in Iranian L2 classroom context and secondly to investigate the possible effects of motivation and attitude on noting IF. IF was provided to experimental group learners in response to their production problems with question forms. Learners’ noticing was assessed through on-line learning journals, introspective comments while checking with audiotapes, and questionnaire responses. Learners’ motivation was also assessed using Gardner’s (1996) attitude/motivation test. The results point to a positive relationship between IF in the classroom and the learners’ reports about question forms of English. The results also confirmed the existence of a positive correlation between motivation and noticing.

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