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Storch, Neomy – Language Awareness, 2008
This classroom-based study investigated the metatalk of learners working in pairs on a text reconstruction task. Specifically, the study investigated the learners' level of engagement with linguistic choices, and whether the level of engagement affected subsequent language development. Data were collected over a 2-week period. In the first week,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Vocabulary, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Storch, Neomy – Language Awareness, 1997
Investigated the talk of 14 intermediate learners of English as a Second Language in a tertiary setting as they performed a passage-editing task collaboratively. Transcripts of the students' dialogs were analyzed for the kind of talk the task elicited, the grammatical items that drew the most attention from the learners, and the knowledge sources…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cooperation, Dialogs (Language), Discourse Analysis
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Storch, Neomy – Language Awareness, 1998
Reports an Australian study of adult English-as-a-Second-Language learners of intermediate proficiency that compared their performance and examined their attention to grammar on four collaborative tasks. Data from researcher observations, recordings of student pair talk, and individual student retrospections indicated that attention to grammatical…
Descriptors: Adults, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes